Expect an airport, harbour in next NPP gov’t – Bawumia to Cape Coast

Terminal 3 of the Kotoka airport
Terminal 3 of the Kotoka airport

The people of Cape Coast have been promised an airport if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) retains power after the general elections in December.

Speaking at the party’s manifesto launch on Saturday, vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said in addition to an airport the government will also construct a new harbour in the Central Regional capital.

According to him, the idea is aimed at boosting domestic tourism and development in the region.

“We are going to build a new harbor and a new airport in Cape Coast. It is very critical… that the Central Region gets its own airport,” Dr Bawumia said.

The Vice President also stated that the NPP government has fulfilled 80 percent of promises made during the electioneering period.

“We have achieved 80% of all our promises and we have performed much, much better.”

Vice president Dr. Bawumia also revealed tertiary students will no longer need a guarantor to access students’ loans in the next New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.

Giving highlights of the party’s 2020 manifesto, which was launched on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in Cape Coast, he said apart from nursing and teacher training colleges all tertiary students will gain from the initiative.

He noted that beneficiaries will be given a gap year after national service before they are required to pay back the loans.

According to Dr. Bawumia, the idea is to increase enrollment at the tertiary level since majority are unable to afford at that level.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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