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Anambra boosts support for MSMEs



ANAMBRA Government will not relent in its commitment to supporting Small and Medium and Small Scale Enterprises (SMEs) operating businesses in the state.

  Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, disclosed this in Awka,yesterday, while receiving some executive members of Anambra Market Women Association (AMWA) in his office.

  According to him, government is empowering private businesses to sustain the current tempo of economic growth in Anambra State and boost its industrialisation policies.

  Urging ndi Anambra to reciprocate Gov. Willie Obiano’s zeal by forming cooperative societies and associations to easily tap into the various opportunities that abound in the state commerce, while receiving the women delegation from the 105 markets in the 181 communities, Adinuba lauded Obiano for rediscovering Anambra State as a foremost commercial entity.

  He hoped that successes already recorded in trade and commerce since the inception of the administration will not only create more opportunities for emerging businesses but will soon become a global brand.

  Responding on behalf of the delegation, President of AMWA, Nkiruka Duru thanked the state government for providing enabling environment for commerce and assured that her group is soliciting Gov. Obiano’s support in ameliorating the plights of women in business.

  According to her, the delegation earlier visited the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Uche Okafor, who assured them of government support through the ministry.

  The group also commended Obiano for providing a conducive business environment in the 105 markets in the state. They equally extolled Wife of the Governor and Founder of Caring Family Enhancement (CAFÉ) initiative, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano contributions to providing sucour to indigent women.

  Meanwhile, the Commisioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba and Managing Director and CEO of Anambra State Small Businesses Agency (ASBA), Clem Chukwuka, over the weekend,visited the Anambra Shoe Traders International Market, Nkwelle Ezunaka-Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area.

  They inspected the construction site for Fabric International Market located in the market where they later interacted with some shoe manufacturers to  encourage them to continue showcasing their expertise in shoe designs.

  The market which is located at the Nkwelle Ezunaka Junction along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway was a brainchild of the Obiano administration, and financed through loans from ASBA that was given to clusters of local shoe manufacturers.

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