The Upper East Regional Minister Mr. Mark Woyongo, has said government has put in place plans to empower women who are in to businesses in the region to enable them develop their businesses into large scale ones.
Mr. Woyongo said under the plan, government would create conducive business environment with guarantees to enable women access credit facilities with various financial institutions.
He said this was part of the government’s plan to deliver quality service to its citizenry and to support the private sector especially those man by women to flourish.
The Minister said this when he toured a Dawadawa processing plant at Zaare near Bolgatanga.
Dawadawa is a local spice mostly patronized by northerners. Over the years the spice goes through some antiquated processes that are not hygienic. The new plant has therefore come to replace the old form of processing the delicacy to a more hygienically accepted one.
The Chief Executive Officer of the VONWA Enterprise, Mrs. Stephenie Abozele Adongo, said her aim for setting up such a plant was to satisfy the needs of the people of the area.
She said most residents in the region needed quality and nutritious spice products for consumption and therefore the market was to satisfy these tastes of consumers in and around the region.
Mrs. Adongo said apart from the provision of nutrition to supplement the health needs of the people, the company had also provided about 20 jobs for women in the area.
Mrs. Adongo said about 68,000 Ghana cedis had been spent so far on the project and said she needed an additional 45,000 to complete work on it.