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Cape Coast to get airport, new harbour – Bawumia

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The next Akufo-Addo government will construct a new harbour and also build an airport in Cape Coast, the Central Region capital, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed.

Dr Bawumia revealed this on Saturday August 22 during the unveiling of the New Patriotic Party’s manifesto document for the 2020 polls.

He said the airport will further improve the tourist sites in the Region and also attract more investors into that part of the country.

He said: “For the people of Cape Coast, I have good news for you. We are building a new harbour in Cape Coast and a new airport in Cape Coast. It is very critical that we do that. The airport makes a lot of sense in Cape Coast. It is the tourist hub between Greater Accra and Kumasi and Cape Coast.”

The Vice President further said tertiary students will no longer need to provide guarantors before accessing student’s loan.

He insisted that students will only require to provide their national Identity Card to access the loans.

He explained that currently the status quo requires that students provide Social Security and National Security Trust (SSNIT) contributors as a guarantors before they can access the loan.

“There is also a bottleneck that we are trying to address because when the senior high school students graduate many of them will want to go for tertiary education. And we have to facilitate their ability to access tertiary education.

“So we have a major promise, a policy initiative which will say that all tertiary students, except teacher and nursing trainees, who will be on allowances, but all tertiary students will now be able to get the option to obtain a student loan without the requirement of a guarantor.”

Source: 3news.com

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