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Nana Akufo-Addo to hold an encounter with the media Tomorrow

Written by  Jul 17, 2017
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Tuesday July 18, 2017 hold an encounter with the media. The encounter will afford journalists engage with the president who won the 2016 presidential polls and sworn into office on January 7, 2017. President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), made a number of campaign promises in 2016. The party in 2016 said, they will  construct  new harbours at James Town and Keta; provide Freedom Cards to the aged to have free access to all public transportation and other public facilities. The NPP government promised to restore in full Teacher and Nursing trainees allowances in the first quarter in office.   They also promised to  build an Accident and Emergency center in Takoradi.   Other promises made by the current administration include: Abolish the payment of utility bills by students right after assumption of office; pass a legislation to ensure that at least 20% of road contracts awarded to foreign contractors to be sub contracted to local contractors; Increase the amount of loans under the student loan scheme and restructure to streamline its administration to enhance recovery of the loans.   (h) The NPP government also promised to immediately after assumption of office reduce taxes on electricity tariffs to provide immediate relief to households and industries.   The major policy of the   NPP government in the education sector was the implementation of the free Senior High School expected to start in September.   The establishment of one factory in every district to create more employment tor the youth was also a major policy.      
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