The residents of the Adansi Asokwa Constituency in the Ashanti Region on Sunday, 29th October 2023 burst into big jubilation after Mr. Kwabena Asamoah Nkansah, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) donated 10 professional hairdryers to each of 10 graduands.
Aside from the brand new professional hairdryers, each of the 10 graduands received GHc500 as seed capital from the Deputy MASLOC CEO to enable them to start operations.
Hon.Kwabena Asamoah Nkansah making presentation to the Association
The masters of the apprentices and the family members as well as many residents who attended the ceremony couldn’t hide their joy when he announced an additional donation of 15 brand new professional hairdryer machines and GHc2,000 to the Adansi Asokwa Branch of National Association of Hairdressers.
Hon.Asamoah making the first presentation one the beneficiaries
The graduands displaying their Hair styles
In an interview, the President of the Association, Mrs. Grace Narh, and some beneficiaries showered praises on the Deputy MASLOC CEO for the unprecedented support.
According to them, the donation was a big surprise to them and prayed for Mr Asamoah to succeed in all his endeavours.
Mrs.Grace Narh, President of the Association
The Deputy MASLOC CEO said the donation was in response to an appeal made to him by the leaders of the residents as well as his commitment towards poverty reduction in the area.
According to him, the machines would go a long way to help the graduands to start operations.
While masters who lack adequate machines to train more would now be able to train more apprentices to promote government’s empowerment programme of fighting unemployment and poverty.
He advised the beneficiaries to make very good use of the machines to help reduce poverty and unemployment in the area and Ghana as a whole.
According to him, the Akufo-Addo administration through MASLOC is still committed to supporting various artisans as part of a strategy to reduce poverty.
“I can assure you that today’s donation wouldn’t be a nine-day wonder and we’ll continue to do our best to help you in our economic empowerment strategy,” he assured them.
“As I speak to you, my boss, that is, MASLOC CEO, is seriously lobbying to mobilise funds to enable the centre to support more Ghanaian SMEs,” he disclosed.
He explained that the objective of MASLOC is to provide, manage and regulate on fiduciary basis, approved funds for microfinance and small-scale credit schemes and programmes.
MASLOC is also mandated to undertake the necessary reforms and development measures that would strengthen microfinance operations as an effective and viable strategy for poverty reduction
The President of the Association, Mrs. Grace Narh, seized the opportunity to appeal to parents and guardians to support their children and wards during their vocational training period.
She also urged them to support their children and wards with the needed tools and daily upkeep money to enable them to complete their training.Source: tntnewspapergh.com