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MOTI seeks additional funding for Rural Enterprises Programme

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) has requested for an additional loan of US$40 million from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to finance the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP). The loan amount, however, has a grant element of 57.8 per cent, with the remaining 42.2 per cent attracting a zero per cent interest. It has a m...

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REP and District Assembly present startup equipment to 49 artisans in Atebubu

The Atebubu-Amantin Business Advisory Centre (BAC) has presented start-up equipment to 49 artisans within the Atebubu Amantin municipality. The startup equipment was funded by the Rural Enterprises Programme, Atebubu Amantin Municipal Assembly and the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Kofi Amoakohene.The provision of the startup equipment forms pa...

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Atebubu Business Advisory Centre (BAC) Holds Consultative Forum

The Atebubu-Amantin Business Advisory Centre (BAC) in collaboration with the Municipal Assembly has organised a day’s consultative forum on the ‘1 district one factory’ and ‘planting for food and jobs’ initiatives.According to the Municipal Head of the BAC, Mr Isaac Oppong, the forum funded by the Rural Enterprises Programme was aimed at educa...

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Trade and Industry Minister inaugurates reconstituted Inter-Agency Steering Committee on Rural Enterprises Programme

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has inaugurated an inter-agency Steering Committee on rural enterprises development in the country, as part of the Government’s agenda for industrial transformation. The prime responsibility of the National Steering Committee, chaired by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyeremanten, is to provide technical an...

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Builsa South women exhibit locally packaged products

More than 100 women in the Builsa South District have exhibited locally processed and packaged products in Fumbisi after a one-week training on modern ways of adding value to local products.The products include dawadawa, groundnut oil, shea butter, soap, pomade, groundnut paste and local rice varieties.The training was supported by the Japanese Social D...

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Asokore Mampong Assembly pledges effective collaboration with BAC to empower youth

The Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly, in the Ashanti Region, has pledged an effective partnership with the Municipal Business Advisory Center (BAC), to equip the youth with requisite skills and support them with seed capital to set up businesses.According to the Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Alidu Seidu, This according to the Assembly will boost t...

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