The Ministry of Inner-City and Zongo Development is considering plans to assist Zongo women who were trained as part of the Zongo Cuisine programme in partnership with National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) to access the Ghc 1 billion Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP) announced by the president.
The Zongo Minister Dr Mustapha Abdul-Haimd made this disclosure on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s (GBC’s) flagship afternoon television programme dubbed ‘Time with Moomen’ in Accra.
The Zongo Minister was speaking on the topic: 'COVID-19 Impact on Inner-City and Zongo Communities'
The CAP is a business support scheme for small businesses to survive after the lockdown as a result of the ravaging novel Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
According to the Minister, who is also the Deputy Campaign Manager in Charge of Communications for the re-election bid of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, when the Ministry took the decision to train many of these Zongo women to enhance their businesses in the Zongo communities.
Today many of these women have Tax Identification Numbers(TIN), Social Security and National Insurance Trust(SSNIT) numbers and business registration numbers he added
‘Many people ridiculed the Ministry on social media platforms when the Ministry announced the decision to train many of these women who have been involved in the cooking of Zongo delicacies in the Zongo communities, he noted
If we had listened to many of these negativities we will not be here today.
He minced no words to say that it is because of these negativities that the country is faced with the myriad of problems today
'Today many of the people who have applied for the CAP, fund are trainees from the Ministry's programme.
People are seeing the wisdom in the training of the women in the Zongo cuisine programme he added