N/R: Business Dev’t Min. engages chiefs on gov’t policies
Business Development Minister, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, on Tuesday, 12 June 2019 embarked on a three-day working visit to the Northern Region to meet the chiefs and elders of the area as well as the youth and party executives to explain to them the pro-poor policy interventions and business models introduced by Akufo-Addo administration…
Business Development Minister, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, on Tuesday, 12 June 2019 embarked on a three-day working visit to the Northern Region to meet the chiefs and elders of the area as well as the youth and party executives to explain to them the pro-poor policy interventions and business models introduced by Akufo-Addo administration.
The minister visited the Savelugu municipality and interacted with Yo Na Abdulai Andani V and the people about the Presidential Business Support Programme and the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme being implemented to empower business startups, the youth and women across Ghana.
Dr Awal also visited the Diare Na Abdulai Abukari II and the Mionlana, Mahamadu Abdulai at their respective palaces.
The minister noted that all policy interventions introduced by the current government are aimed at reducing poverty, especially in the northern part of the country.
The presidential business support programme, he indicated, has built the capacity of thousands of Ghanaian startups and given them financial support, too.
The Yo Na, for his part, urged the minister and the government to support the women and young girls in the area who have graduated from junior high and senior high schools to improve their livelihood.
The chief believes such a move will stem the tide of rural-urban migration by northern young girls for menial and back-breaking jobs in Accra and Kumasi.
He also advised against the idea of supporting itinerant head porters (kayayei) in the cities, since, in his estimation, that rather perpetuates the rural-urban drift.
For his part, the paramount chief of the Mion traditional area, Na Mahamadu Abdulai called on the government to make tractor services available to farmers in the area and also make fertilisers and farm inputs available to them.
He also appealed to the managers of the Ghana School Feeding Programme to enrol more schoolchildren onto the programme.
Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM/Mohammed Gadafi/Northern Region