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General News of Friday, 22 May 2020

Source: GNA

Parliamentary Aspirant lauds Akufo Addo for GH¢ 600m stimulus package for SSEs

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

James Korsah-Brown, an aspiring parliamentary candidate for the Mfantseman Constituency branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)has said difficulties in accessing loans by Small Scale business in the Country was real.

He has therefore applauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the GHC 600m Small Scale Enterprises (SSE) fund to help grow small scale companies and businesses across the Country.

Mr Korsah-Brown has in this regard, appealed to managers of the fund to make flexible conditions for accessing it to enable players in the SSE sector to expand their businesses and employ more people.

The Parliamentary Aspirant who made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Saltpond expressed concern about how young people engaged in fishing, farming and trading were tagged by society as ‘uneducated’.

According to Mr Korsah-Brown this wrong perception had killed the interest of many young people in that sector who found it difficult to get access to capital to start their own businesses, leaving many of them frustrated.

Mr Korsah-Brown urged the youth in that sector to embrace the fund, which he said had the lowest commercial loan interest in the system to set up businesses to make them self-reliant.

He also pledged his personal support to small enterprises to stimulate growth with his banking and international trade background.

He appreciated government’s efforts in bringing affected businesses and companies back to life.