A Member of the NPP Manifesto Committee, Mr Yaw Buaben Asamoah has stated that the NPP's 2020 manifesto is strong and good enough to move the nation forward.
This comes after the party launched its manifesto on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in the Central Region.
Highlights of the manifesto includes; All tertiary students will get to acquire a student loan without a guarantor, Planting for food and jobs and the greenhouse projects will all be accelerated, Remote sensing technology to prevent ‘people from stealing power’.
Others are to; Construct SHSs in all 16 regions in Ghana and provide free wifi in all Senior High Schools and tertiary institutions in Ghana, Eliminate import duties on sanitary pads, GHC100 million seed money for a National Rental Assistance Scheme.
Also, A new Harbour and Airport in Cape Coast, Ultra-modern recording studios in Accra, Tema and Kumasi for the creative art industry, Establish a Transport sector Recapitalization Project to assist drivers to exchange their old cars for new ones and pay the difference in cost over time, Construction of low income housing aside the Affordable housing scheme, Land digitization amongst others.
Speaking on the manifesto on Atinka 104.7 FM's morning show, AM Drive with Nana Owoahene Acheampong, Yaw Buaben Asamoah said the party assessed its achievements and ways in moving the country forward and therefore fixed all in the manifesto, adding that the NPP government if given another chance will ensure every Ghanaian is employed.
He stated that the party's focus is to invest in people businesses and support those who intend to start new businesses with capital.
"The Manifesto is good! We looked at what we have done and what we need to do. We have over 300 achievements.For the consolidation, we are ensuring that whatever we started, we will continue and also implement new initiatives that will move the nation forward," he said.
He added that,"We want to invest into people's businesses, and give capital to those who want to start new businesses so that unemployment will be reduced.When people get jobs and have money in their pockets, they can pay their taxes."
Buaben Asamoah also reiterated the establishment of a Transport sector Recapitalization Project to assist drivers to exchange their old cars for new ones and pay the difference in cost over time.
"We are changing the face of 'Work and Pay'. Government will support transport companies to replace old vehicles with new ones for commercial purposes, and to also give out vehicles to drivers so that they can work with it and pay in installments, that will create about 500,000 jobs in the transport sector, he said..
He added that,"We want to also give money to individuals who find it difficult to pay their rent with rent advance of about GHS10,000. We will pay for them so that they can also pay it in installments monthly."
Meanwhile, Buaben Asamoah said students go through a lot of stress to get guarantors for their loans explaining therefore the need to give students loans without a guarantor.
"We have already implemented the Free SHS policy and now we are adding others to it. We have taken off the guarantor system because Students go through a lot before getting a guarantor," he said.
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