President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has presented GH¢2 million to 1,000 women entrepreneurs living with a disability, under the Presidential Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs with Disability.
At a brief ceremony at Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo stated that the Presidential Empowerment Programme is not only a fulfilment of an NPP Manifesto pledge to support women entrepreneurs and help improve the livelihoods of the disabled but also to help realise goals no. 5, 8, and 10 of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“Having set a fund target of some GH¢4 million, over the next two years, to support disabled women in business, the Ministry of Business Development has so far raised GH¢2 million of the amount. The one thousand (1,000) beneficiaries will not be required to pay any interest on the amounts they are going to receive,” he said.
He added: “They will only pay back 50% of the principal advanced to them. This gesture is part of my government’s support to our disabled women entrepreneurs, to help them scale up their businesses, and employ more people. We anticipate that, with the monies being given to them today, they will and should be able employ, at least, two persons.”