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Business News of Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Source: Laud Business

Govt committed to making SMEs vibrant – Ofori Atta

Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has indicated that the Akufo-Addo administration is committed to ensuring that Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) remain vibrant in order to create jobs for Ghanaians during the period of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said, this commitment is seen in the earmarked GH¢600million for SMEs to ensure they remain in business in spite of the impact of the COVID-19.

He was speaking at the launch of the coronavirus alleviation programme business support scheme, at the seat of government, the Jubilee House in Accra on Tuesday May 19.

He said the “government is committed to ensuring that SMEs remain vibrant and continue to create jobs for the people of Ghana during this period.”

He added GH¢600million can go a long way in creating the Ghanaian enterprise.

Robert Ahomka Lindsey, a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry said the coronavirus alleviation programme is a key intervention to address the challenges facing Ghanaian businesses following the covid-19 pandemic.

He said the programme will focus on the Pharmaceutical, manufacturing, tourism, water and sanitation, education including private, sectors.

“The programme will be rolled out nationwide,” he said.

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