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Mar 14, 2011

Government will support self-help initiatives


H. E. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President, says government is committed to support self-help development initiatives by individuals, groups, and communities, especially those in the rural areas.

According to him, such support by government will enable communities to build their capacities, generate employment and improve the condition of the rural folks.

 The Veep disclosed this in Accra, when a delegation from PUM Netherlands, led by Mr. Thijs Van Praag, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), paid a curtsey call on him, stressing that development initiatives by communities are critical for the achievement of the government’s better Ghana agenda.

 Mr. Mahama said small and medium enterprises (SMEs), are the priority in the government’s quest to improve the living standard of the people, praising the organisation for its determination to train businesses acquire the requisite expertise.

 Mr. Praag on his part commended government for paying priority attention to the development of SMEs.

 PUM is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), with 3,750 Dutch volunteers who are focused on helping shape businesses across the country.

Source: ISD