Thursday , October 22 2020

Edo Partners World Bank, Dangote Foundation To support Female Entrepreneurs

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government is collaborating with the World Bank, Dangote Foundation and other development agencies to provide special support for female entrepreneurs to expand their businesses in the state.

The governor disclosed this when he met with the executives of the Benin Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (BENCCIMA) at the Edo Production Centre, in Benin City.

He noted that a team has been constituted to identify and assess the areas of support for businesses owned by women across the 192 wards in the state, adding that the initiative would be finalised within a week to allow for its implementation across the 18 local councils of the state.

“The enumeration of women in business would be done from ward-to-ward to know the type of businesses they do and where they are located because we have found out that women contribute much to the economy of this state,” he added.

He stated that the initiative will assist women in expanding and linking their businesses to the necessary infrastructure and financing to go to scale, noting, “We want to come up with ways to support these female entrepreneurs in terms of infrastructure, connecting roads to the communities where they farm and do their businesses.”


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  1. When are we going to get the results of all the MOU, partnering, collaboration and moves? Three years into Obaseki,s rule, all we still hear is; ” we will get this and that” ” this will generate such amount if jobs”. If it takes Obaseki 4 years to plan, how many years will it take him to exercute? He is flying all over the world with our money purportedly singing mou to attract investors. Where are the investors? MR PROMISE. MR” I WILL”, NOT MR” I HAVE “

    • It is ignorant people like you that has kept the black race backward all these centuries…. Ignorance is a disease, so please seek some form of cure. Learn a little more about IMF, world bank and donor organizations and maybe you’ll start to reason like a human being.

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