Giving ‘zongos’ a facelift not enough – Zongo Chief
Sarki Yushau Turawa, Ho Zongo Chief, has pleaded with government to support small and medium enterprises in zongo communities to help alleviate poverty.
He appealed to government to give soft loans to Zongo women to run their businesses; stressing that women in their communities were noted for trading but had no financial support to expand their businesses.
Sarki Turawa made the submission when the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia paid a visit to the community on his Ramadan Tour.
He emphasized that soft loans would empower women to expand their businesses and reduce unemployment in the Zongo.
Sarki Turawa also welcomed a facelift of the area, which he said had not seen any major infrastructural development since 1964.
He noted that the community lacked drainage facilities, which caused the area to look unkempt.
Dr Bawumia said government had committed GH¢ 100 million to the Zongo Development Fund to transform the communities.
He said the funds would address major infrastructural deficits and advised graduate unemployed youths to take advantage of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme.