The Starr Woman Dream Edition team has paid a visit to the Minister for Business Development, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Awal to seek for his support and involvement in the project since the project is inline with his ministerial work. The Starr Woman Dream Edition spearheaded by Excellence In Broadcasting EIB’s Starr 103.5 FM together with its sister stations and in partnership with STAR Ghana project seeks to empower women entrepreneurs with disability to become successful in their various commerce endeavors, thereby eliminating poverty in their lives.
The minister commended the starr woman dream edition team as well as STAR Ghana for bringing up such an initiative. He further stated that the project is in line with the president’s vision in terms of entrepreneurship. ” The government want the youth to see themselves as job creators instead of seekers, we agree with you on this project and we will work collectively together to ensure positive response.
The team led by the project lead, Eyram Bashan expressed excitement over the response and presented a copy of the survey report. She also pleaded with the minister to lobby his other colleagues to ensure the enforcement of the PWD ACT 715 and also bring out policies to suit women entrepreneurs with disabilities.
The team as part of the stakeholder engagement which is in line with the project also visited the Chief Executive Officer for Youth Employment Agency, Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong to brief him on the project and solicit for his support.
Lawyer Frimpong was exited about the project and lauded the team for taking up such initiative to address employment issues. He said, the agency has policies lined up which include persons with disability. ” I look forward to working hand in hand with the team to boost employment for economic development.”. He also charged the team to bring proposals on how best we can create programmes to suit these women.
Also at the National Council on Persons with Disability, the Executive Director, Dennis Kwamena Dadzie expressed great joy on how the project intends to help persons with disability thrive in business. Upon a thorough brief on the project and the survey report, he pledged his total support to ensure the project attains its utter as well as a blissful success since the council is a key beneficiary.
The Group Managing News Editor for EIB Network and project lead for the Starr Woman Dream Edition, Eyram Bashan presented a copy of the survey report to Dennis Kwamena Dadzie, thanked him for receiving the team on such a short notice and promised to work collectively together.
Source: EIB Network