The Micro-finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) has extended its small loans scheme to some divisional queenmothers in the Brong-Ahafo Region, as part of its quest to empower rural women in the country.
The queenmothers who were given GH¢264,500 out of the total of GHc720,699 to the entire region, were drawn from Nkoranza North and South, Kintampo North and South, Atebubu-Amantin, Asutifi North and South, Sunyani West and Sampa.
The rest are Techiman North and South, Wenchi, Tain, Dormaa East, Central and West, Sene West and East, Bechem and Pru East and West.
Mrs Sedinam Tamakloe-Attionu, Chief Executive Officer of MASLOC, noted that the disbursement was at the instance of the First Lady, Lordina Mahama, who is also a queenmother in the region, under the stool name Nana Ampomah Sika I, to boost and support the operations of 1,180 beneficiary groups made up of hairdressers, among others.
She said infrastructure was critical in development and that was why government was investing hugely in that sector.
“Quite often people travel to cities like Dubai and London among other countries seeking greener pastures all because the infrastructural developments of these countries are well developed,” she said.
Mrs Tamakloe-Attionu was accompanied by Mr Daniel Axim, Head of Opertaions, Mr Issah Abudulai, Brong-Ahafo Regional Manager, Mr Mohammed Amin, Northern Regional Sector Manager for MASLOC.