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Ghanian Parliament Member Demands Clear Vision for Alleviation of Poverty in Country

  • Peter Clottey

In Ghana, the minority leader in parliament, Alban Bagbin, says the government of Mr. John Kuffuor must clearly define its vision to lift the country from poverty. He took part in a debate to pass the budget for the National Development Planning Commission. The commission has allocated about 41 billion cedis for its services in 2006. He added that since the ruling New Patriotic Party took power no clear vision has been identified to solve Ghana’s economic woes. He therefore urgently called on the government to state a clear agenda for the country’s development. Mr. Bagbin said, “The first step of vision 2020 was couched out of the national development framework and that projected Ghana’s development for 25 years, which was rejected in 2001. And then the new government couched out a document, which came out in 2003, which also termed the economic and financial development of Ghana 2003-20012”. From the Ghanaian capital, Accra, Mr. Bagbin talks to reporter Peter Clottey about why the government should have a clear vision.

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