Eight months after taking power, President Hilla Limann of Ghana has outlined his government's policy for tackling the country's growing social and economic problems.
SV President Hilla Limann of Ghana takes seat thanks pressmen for attendance.
CU PAN President Limann speaking in English with Cabinet members seated beside him.
LIMANN: "We summarised our policy for the six-months period, and in fact, probably for the next few years as one of rehabilitation, retraining, redirection. Three 'R's'. Rehabilitation in the economy implies much more than the single word says and especially you who have not gone around the country, you will not have a comprehensive picture of the amount of work involved in the rehabilitation. It is just enormous almost bewildering. Roads, hospitals, clinics, factories, a lot, but most of its has to be rehabilitated and they all hinge together because in certain ways it is not easy to do one without the other. We have also realised that the economy was badly affected by insufficient attention given to the economy in the past, hence we have this problem of a very fast growing population without a simultaneously fast growing way of producing to feed this population.
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Background: Eight months after taking power, President Hilla Limann of Ghana has outlined his government's policy for tackling the country's growing social and economic problems. Speaking to journalists in the capital Accra, President Limann described Ghana's needs as rehabilitation, retraining and redirection.
SYNOPSIS; In September last year, President Limann's civilian government took over from a military regime and with that transfer of power inherited three figure inflation, widespread shortages and declining agricultural output. During eight years of military rule the budget deficit rose twelve fold.