Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on Thursday assured fishmongers that the government will provide them with small-scale loans to enhance their businesses should the NPP government win the December 7 polls.
The loans, he said, would be disbursed from the one-million-dollars support given to each constituency under the Coastal Development Authority.
Dr. Bawumia gave the assurance at a durbar of fisher folks at Tema Fishing Harbour during a working tour of the Greater Accra Region, where he inspected an ongoing construction works of a multipurpose sports resource centre at Tema Manhean.
Dr. Bawumia interacted with commercial drivers at Tema Community One and assured them of the government’s determination to facilitate processes towards the speedy acquisition of driving licenses.
The Vice President said a much bigger cold storage facility would be constructed for the Tema fishing community to enhance their businesses and mentioned ongoing construction works of landing beaches in some fishing communities and the James Town Fishing Harbour.
Dr Bawumia said the premix fuel shortage experienced during the electioneering period had been resolved because of efficient structures put in place by the government.
He said Ghanaians were witnessing much better governance and leadership under President Akufo-Addo’s government and entreated Ghanaians to renew its mandate for four more years to deliver more developmental projects.
Other projects earmarked for implementation in its 2020 manifesto include the National Transport Recapitalization Scheme, Leasing programme to enable commercial drivers to own new vehicles, the Tertiary Loan Scheme for university students to receive loans and pay it after completion of school, and the National Rent Allowance Scheme for workers to rent decent accommodation and later be deducted from their salaries and expand the Free Senior High School policy.
The NPP parliamentary candidates for Tema East, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, and the Tema Central NPP parliamentary candidate Nii Noi Nortey took turns to address the fisher folks and explained the impacts of the Akufo-Addo led government initiatives.
Mr. Kramo Joe, Tema President of Inshore Fisheries Association, lauded the government’s flagship projects, particularly those that had enhanced the livelihoods of fisher folks.