Mr Martin Domotiere Bomba-Ire, the Lawra Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has said the Assembly would continue with its efforts to grow the local economy by creating an enabling environment for local businesses to thrive.
He said, in furtherance of that, the Assembly has facilitated the process for some 762
micro and small enterprises and farmer based organisations, comprising 544
females and 218 males to access credit
facility of GH¢783,520.00 from the Rural Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) to
grow their businesses.
The MCE made this known at a “Meet the Press” encounter at held Lawra over the weekend
to announce the activities of the Assembly and efforts being made to improve
the livelihoods of the people.
“Let me also add that MASSLOC has disbursed loans to the tune of about GH¢323,000.00 to
women groups in the Municipality”, Mr Bomba-Ire said.
He said developing
local businesses would create the needed jobs for the teeming youth in the Municipality adding that the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) at the Assembly has
trained 541 persons on critical components of business development including
business financial management and leadership skills development.
This, he said, would
enable them to manage their businesses effectively to achieve the needed
“In the same
vein, government through the Rural Enterprise Programme, has constructed a
soybeans processing centre at Eremon Kakaltuo.
has been completed and machines are yet to be installed to make the facility
ready to be used”, Mr Bomba-Ire said.
infrastructure, the MCE said, government through the Assembly is rehabilitating
some roads in the Municipality, including the Babile and Lawra-Domwine roads to
boost economic activities in the area.
Other road projects
Mr Bomba-Ire cited include the rehabilitation of the Lawra By-pass road,
rehabilitation of Tanchara-Koro-Degri road and the rehabilitation of the
Eremon-Dazuuri road amongst others.
On his part, Mr
Amidu Ishaq Chinnia, the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, appealed to the electorate to go out in their numbers and vote “Yes” in the upcoming referendum
to allow political parties’ participation in the District Level Elections.