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The government has set aside a Ghc10 million package to boost businesses of young female entrepreneurs in the country. It will cover all forms of businesses including computer technology and petty trading. The Minister for Business Development, Mohammed Ibrahim Awal, revealed this in Accra on Tuesday during the Women Entrepreneurship Conference, dubbed ‘Unleashing women entrepreneurship for inclusive growth’.
According to Mr Awal, women are better in business than men, hence the need to help them in terms of finances.
Wife of the Vice President, Samira Bawumia, who took part in the conference said about 80% of women in Ghana are into various activities that help develop the financial status of the country which is why it is important to recognize and mentor them as they journey to the top. She pleaded with experienced women in business to help the young entrepreneurs.
The leader of Diaspora for Africa Forum, Erika Bennet, and the President of Private Business Federation, Nana Osei, pledged their support to the initiative while pleading with the government to disburse the Ghc10 million timeously so that it can achieve its purpose.
Source: Theresa Adezewaa Ayittey || ghananewsonline.com.gh
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