August 27, 2018
Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Nartey George, has supported businesses in his constituency that are facing capital constraints and had folded up with thirty thousand Ghana cedis over the weekend (GHc 30,000).

Ten persons have benefited from this intervention by the MP this year under the MP’s Livelihood Support Programme, an initiative the Ningo-Prampram legislator put in to cushion businesses within the constituency.

Persons who benefitted included those trading in call cards, while items like baking ovens, deep freezers among others were given out to others.

Mr. Jonathan Atteh a physically challenged person was a beneficiary of call cards worth thousand Ghana cedis (GHc 1000) after years of struggling to finance his business which was on the verge of collapse.
He vowed not to resort to begging on the street as a way of life with the support he had received from the law maker.

Mr. Samuel Nartey George urged the beneficiaries to put into best use the assistance they have received and ensure that their business survive.

In addition five (5) persons benefited from five motorbikes which are used for commercial purpose “Okada”, while ten (10) tricycles were given out to farmers to help them carry their farm produce after harvesting to the market.

In an interview, Samuel Nartey George indicated that what started as an annual programme is now intended to be replicated every quarter of the year, where forty persons would be in productive business.

On the Education front, currently forty (40) students pursuing various courses at the country’s various tertiary institutions, as one beneficiary said she is at her final year pursuing Masters degree at the University of Ghana.

Asked what criteria one needs to meet in order to benefit from the MPs Livelihood empowerment, he noted that there is no political consideration, it should be a business that has a daily turnover that can be sustained.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/