Ghana: Women's Contribution to Socio-Economic Development Phenomenal

Aug 2016
Ghana, August, 23 2016 - Mrs Sedina Tamakloe-Attionu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), says the contribution of women in Ghana's socio-economic development is phenomenal and therefore needs support.

She said the disbursement of loans to them in the rural areas is one of the steps government is using to support them to blossom.

Mrs Tamakoe- Attionu stated this when she disbursed GH₵ 1.2 million to 2,325 beneficiaries, mostly market women in some communities in the Northern Region.

"Women's contributions to the socio-economic and political development of Ghana cannot be over-emphasised. Women have played and continue to play leading roles in the development of mother Ghana, hence government's commitment to resource them to stand on their feet."

The beneficiaries were drawn from; Tamale North, Tamale South and Tamale Central constituencies, Bole-Bamboi, Sawla-Tuna-Kalba, Salaga Yendi, Chereponi, Nanumba South, Mion, Savelegu, East Gonja, Saboba and Kpandai.

Mrs Tamakloe Attionu before disbursing the funds gave the market women training on saving on their trading activities. She noted that women are the backbone of every economy and therefore, it is the responsibility of government to give them financial support.

Mrs Tamakloe-Attionu challenged them use the funds for the intended purposes and not for other activities.Mr Inusah Fuseini, Minister of Roads and Highways, who assisted the MASLOC CEO to present the cheques to the women, commended management of MASLOC and President John Dramani Mahama and wife for the honour done to women.

Source : BusinessGhana

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