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We’ll not betray the trust of Ghanaians – Oppong-Nkrumah

By Kofi
Mensah, GNA

Fomena (Ash), Aug 09, GNA – Deputy Information
Minister, Mr. Kwadwo Oppong-Nkrumah, has underlined the government’s unswerving
determination to deepen the engagement with the people to create space for
everybody to contribute to the development of the nation.

They would not betray the trust of Ghanaians
and was never going to lose touch of their felt needs.

He was speaking at a town hall meeting held at
Fomena in the Adansi North District.

It provided the platform to explain and assist
the people to have better understanding of the government’s policies and
programmes.

Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah hinted that all was set for
the implementation of the one-million dollar per constituency policy.

This, he indicated, would significantly help
to significantly bring development to the people.

The Deputy Minister used the occasion to talk
people engaged in illegal mining out of the activity to end the devastation of
the environment.

He rallied all to give strong support to the
effort at safeguarding the forest, farmlands and water bodies.

He also asked that they embraced the planting
for food and jobs programme to improve food security and create employment for
the unemployed youth.

Mr. Eric Kwaku Kusi, the District chief
Executive (DCE), told the people that mining had not been banned and that the
government wanted to ensure that the right things were done.

He added that it was eager to properly
regulate mining to promote sustainability and protect the environment.

The massive destruction of the vegetation and
pollution of rivers and streams, he said, could not continue.

The DCE hailed the decision to suspend the
health insurance capitation that had been piloted in the Ashanti Region for
over five years and said it was a welcomed relief to the people.

Presentations were made on the planting for
food and jobs programme, the National Entrepreneurship and Innovative Plan
(NEIP), free senior high school (SHS) and Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication
Programme.

Mr. Frederick Sarkodie, an Agricultural Field
Officer in the district, announced that 1,000 farmers had been registered to
participate in the planting for food and jobs programme in the area.

He added that they were focusing on maize,
rice, tomato and pepper farming.

Opagyakotwere Bonsra Afriyie II, Adansihene,
reminded parents to put premium on the education of their children.

GNA

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