SMEs would alleviate urban and rural poverty
Monday, August 28, 2006
Mr David Quaye Annang, Tema Municipal Chief Executive observed that Micro and Small-Scale Enterprises had the potential for the future growth of both employment and incomes, as well as the alleviation of urban and rural poverty in the country. Excerpt: Tema, Aug. 25, GNA – Mr David Quaye Annang, Tema Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) on Thursday, observed that Micro and Small-Scale Enterprises (MSEs) had the potential for the future growth of both employment and incomes, as well as the alleviation of urban and rural poverty in the country.
Presenting a paper at a day’s workshop dubbed: “Media and Small Scale Entrepreneurs’ Dialogue” in Tema, Mr Annang stated that MSEs had long been identified as the means through which rapid industrialization and other development goals of the nation could be realized. It was organised by the Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) as part of the Associations’ initiative under the project “Using the Media to promote small scale business concerns,” launched by the Vice President in May this year.
The workshop sponsored by the Business Advisory Centre (BUSAC), and attended by more than 30 representatives from MSEs within the Municipality, was aimed at providing the media and small scale operators the opportunity to obtain firsthand information on policy initiatives put in place by the Tema Municipal Assembly and the Tema Development Corporation, to deal with concerns of small scale enterprises. Mr Annang, whose topic was: “The Role of TMA in the Promotion of MSEs” noted with satisfaction that by its mission and vision, TMA existed to improve the quality of life of people in the Municipality, through the provision of essential services and the creation of an enabling environment for sustainable development.