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Ghana students hold out for issuance of student loans

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The Ghanaian press on Friday, 23 November 2018, focused on the assurance from the Students Loan Trust, in spite of the delay in the issuance of students’ loans.

The Daily Graphic says more than 32,000 continuing students who applied for students loan for the 2018/2019 academic year were yet to receive their monies, three months into their academic year.

The newspaper said some students who applied but have not received their loans said they were expecting the monies to meet some basic needs after school reopened.

However, a statement issued by George Ferguson Laing, Senior Public Relations Manager of the Students Loan Trust Fund, admitted that there have been delays in the release of loans, but assured that the disbursement would commence at the end of November.

Meanwhile,  the Ghanaian Times, for its part, said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has began a tour of the Eastern Region of Ghana, assuring the chiefs that a university project started by the previous administration would not be relocated from Somanya.

The Goldstreet Business said the government has expressed its commitment to introduce reforms in the private sector to help support economic growth.

The Business and Financial Times, on the other hand, said the implementation of the Vehicle Luxury tax by government was needless and is a recipe for owners of such vehicles to go for fake road worthiness certificates.

– APA

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