As part of measures put in place to deepen its social intervention programme by empowering women in order to reduce poverty as promised by the government, Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) ,has disbursed Ghс1, 200, 100.00 to 2,325 to women, who are predominantly traders and farmers.
The women were drawn from Tamale South and North, Tamale Central, Bole-Bamboi, Sawla-Tuna-Kalba, Salaga, Yendi, Chereponi, Nanumba South, Mion, Savelugu, East Gonja, Saboba, and Kpandai, all in the Northern Region.
The loan was an acknowledgement of women’s contributions to the socio-economic and political development of Ghana, which cannot be over-emphasized.
According to MASLOC, the women, have played and continue to play leading roles in the development of mother Ghana, hence government commitment to empower them with small loans to enhance their business.
Speaking during the disbursement exercise, the Chief Executive Officer of MASLOC, Mrs. Sedina Tamakloe Attionu, challenged the women to use the funds for the intended purposes and not to buy cloths with it, adding that MASLOC loans are not free gift.
She noted that women are the backbone of every economy and therefore, it is the responsibility of government to give them a push in all they are doing.
According to her, President Mahama and his wife, recognize the contribution of Ghanaian women and that, pledged to support them with MASLOC loans to expand their trade.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Inusah Fuseni and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, who assisted the MASLOC CEO to present the cheques to the women, commended the management of MASLOC and urged the women to pay the loans back for others to also benefit.
Mrs. Sedina Tamakloe, was accompanied by the Head of Operations at MASLOC, Mr. Daniel Axim, the Northern Sector Manager, Alhaji Amin Mohammed, and the Northern Regional Manager, Abdul Rashid Abdul Razak.