The Wife of the President, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo last Wednesday met scores of businessmen from the Ashanti Region specifically from the Kumasi Metropolis.
This rare meeting was initiated by Nana Ama Ampomah, the Ashanti Regional Women’s organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the NPP women caucus in Parliament.
The meeting was to enable the enterprising women have the opportunity to discuss in detail the businesses they are involved in as well as get the first lady to push for support for them to overcome challenges they may be facing.
Speaking succinctly after the three hour closed door session with the businesswomen, Mrs Akufo-Addo assured the team from Kumasi of her support in what they do.
The first lady promised to convey the concerns the women had expressed to the President so that solutions are found to addressing the pressing challenges they face in their work.
She noted the vital roles women play in the Ghanaian economy as well as the social settings.
Women, she intimated have traditionally been home keepers, adding when businesses of women thrive there is peace in the home.
Mrs Akufo-Addo therefore commended the Women’s Organizer, Nana Ama Ampomah and the MPs caucus led by Madam Patricia Appiagyei for showing deep interest in the businesses women do in the Ashanti Region.
‘’I assure you that the concerns you have raised with me would be carried to the President so that solutions are found to addressing same’’, Mrs Akufo-Addo stressed.
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Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper, Nana Ama Ampomah expressed appreciation to the first lady for giving the women the opportunity to meet and discuss matters of national importance.
She also lauded the businesswomen for finding time to make the trip and urged them to apply the pieces of advice the first lady and the women caucus in Parliament as well as the First Deputy Speaker in Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu had given them.
Nana Ama Ampomah noted the immense contribution of women in shaping the Ashanti economy.
She prayed government continues to provide incentives and more tax waivers to traders and businesswomen so they can expand their businesses and recoup their investments on time.
‘’We are glad that the first lady gave us this opportunity to meet and discuss matters of great importance to our businesswomen and knowing how Mrs Akufo-Addo works I am sure this meeting would yield the needed results for all of us’’, the Women organizer intimated passionately.
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