The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Micro Finance and Small Loans Center (MASLOC), Mrs. Sedina Tamakloe Attionu, on Tuesday paid a working visit to the Ashaiman Municipality to inspect some projects funded by MASLOC.
Some of the places she visited included, the Ashaiman irrigation farmer’s cooperative, who have a membership totaling 107 and are mainly rice and vegetable farmers. The group has so far benefited from MASLOC on three occasions and are currently waiting for their fourth disbursements with a cheque amount of GH¢ 102,000 to boost their yields.
The chairman of the cooperative, Mr. Emmanuel Korley, thanked MASLOC for the support given them and asked the CEO to graciously speed up disbursement for the fourth tranche, as they normally supply some organizations and export the remaining produce.
Mrs. Sedina Tamakloe Attionu, praised them for their repayment efforts and called on other beneficiaries of MASLOC loans to emulate their example.
She assured them of MASLOC’s continued support so they could produce more in other to feed the nation.
She told the farmers that the President has brought on board the Job Enterprise Fund, to engage the youth by giving them skills, so as to become entrepreneurs in future. This she said, was a job creation scheme for the youth of our country and called on the farmers to get their children involved.
Later in the day, the CEO also paid a visit to the Ashaiman Shoe Makers Association to interact with them.
This Association is made up of 22 members and they manufacture over 120 shoes and sandals in two weeks. The chairman of the group, Mr. Fred Kofi Lawson, thanked MASLOC for supporting them.
They appealed to MASLOC to assist them with leather sewing industrial machines, so they could produce more shoes with a perfect finish.
The chairman of the group further appealed to the CEO to speed up the second batch of their loans in other to meet a deadline they promised for the supply of shoes.
She promised to get them their cheques by next week and further assured them that she would liaise with the National Youth Authority (NYA) to get them a land where they could put up structures, so as train as many youth as possible.