The contribution of women in Ghana’s socio-economic development is phenomenal and therefore needs support, Mrs. Sedina Tamakloe-Attionu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), has said.
She said the disbursement of loans to them in the rural areas is one of the steps government is taking to support them to blossom.
According to a GNA report, 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 to 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 his wife for the honour done to women.