Mrs. Sedina Tamakloe-Attionu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), says women need support because their contribution to the nation’s socio-economic development is phenomenal.
She said the disbursement of loans to those in the rural areas was one of the steps government was 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, Savelugu, East Gonja, Saboba and Kpandai.
Before disbursing the funds, she gave the market women training on saving on their trading activities.
Mrs. Tamakloe-Attionu said women were the backbone of every economy and, therefore, it was the responsibility of government to give them financial support.
Mr. Inusah Fuseini, Minister of Roads and Highways, who assisted Mrs. Tamakloe-Attionu to present the cheques to the women, commended management of MASLOC and the President and the First Lady for the honour done to the women.