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Women Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Benefit from Empowerment Program

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Accra, Ghana – A total of Ghanaian Cedi 31,500 has been disbursed to 30 women entrepreneurs with disabilities to enable them to grow their businesses, reports the Ghanaian Times.

It forms part of the Presidential Empowerment Program to support 1,000 women entrepreneurs with disabilities to improve their livelihoods to realize goals number five, eight and ten of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

“The initiative was to empower women with disabilities build their capacities and grow their businesses to enable them employ more people of their kind, adding that, “The country cannot develop and achieve the goals of the SDGs without including persons with disability.” Said Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Awal, Minister of Business Development

“We want to build an inclusive society, hence, integrate persons with disability which constitute 5 per cent of the country’s population in the society and help them grow their businesses,” he said.

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