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NEWS: Around the Arctic December 01, 2006 - 1:14 pm

Greenland minister resigns

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

d’s health and environment minister resigned on Nov. 15, the last day of the legislature’s autumn session, citing co-operation problems within the government, reports Sermitsiaq.

Asii Chemnitz Narup from the Inuit Ataqatigiit Party stepped down as minister of health and education, saying she “could no longer accept the way business is conducted within the government and its coalition members.”

She pointed to problems implementing her public health program, accusations of overspending and an official reprimand for a lack of information about the creation of an environmental fund as being among the reasons for her decision to step down.

“Not trusting or being able to rely on each other is antithetical to co-operation. It’s important to be able trust each other if we are to complete our work and move forward,” she said.

Agathe Fontain has been named to replace her.

Narup keeps her seat as MP says Sermitsiaq.

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