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Bolgatanga East MP disburses Ghc60,000 to women groups

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The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr. Dominic Akuretinga Ayinga, has disbursed an amount of GHȻ60,000 to women in the area to enable them to venture into various livelihood activities. The funds were given to women in the constituency as part of the MP’s share of the 2021 Social Intervention Fund.

According to the MP, the funds were released to him in the year 2021 and paid into the Bolgatanga East District Assembly account. However, he expressed regret that the authorities of the assembly at the time refused to release funds to enable the women to go into economic ventures to reduce poverty in the area.

“There was a DCE at the time who sat on your money, and there was a Coordinating Director at the time who sat on your money until it was released now. So, I want to thank the current DCE, David Amoah, who is my junior brother, and again thank the Coordinating Director for releasing the funds”, he stated.

The former Deputy Attorney General made these remarks at the party’s office in Zuarungu when he presented cheques containing GHȻ2,000 to all the 30 women groups to be used to start their own businesses or expand existing ones.

Because of his experience depositing money into the Bolgatanga East District Assembly bank account, the MP said he decided to channel his share of the 2022 Social Intervention fund of GHȻ200,000 towards the completion of a maternity block for the Katanga Health Center. He expressed regrets that the delay by the district assembly to release the funds on time has affected the value of the money which may affect the economic activities the women will embark in.

Regardless, Dr. Ayine emphasised the importance of women’s empowerment to the development of their communities and urged them to use the funds judiciously and make sound investment decisions.

The beneficiaries who are mainly into basket weaving, smock cloth weaving, and petty trading expressed gratitude to the MP for the support and promised to use the funds to improve their living standards. They also pledged to work hard to make their businesses successful and contribute to the development of the constituency.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Zuarungu|Ghana

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