Government is going to support shoemakers and tailors plying their trade at the Kumasi Central Market to grow and sustain their businesses.
This came to light when the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) Mr. John Kumah met and interacted with members of the Association of Shoe Makers and Tailors at the Kumasi Central Market, Saturday.
The CEO's official working visit to the Kumasi Central Market was to assess the state of business activities in the market and also educate the association of Shoe Markers and Tailors on government'initiatives.
Mr. John Kumah spoke about the various packages under the NEIP for them and how they can become beneficiaries of funding, market access and business advisory services from the government.
"The vision of the current government is to spark a national culture of entrepreneurship, where citizens are starting and running their own business. We know there are challenges to actualizing this vision, that is why we have NEIP to support you and provide you with the needed ecosystem not to only start your enterprises but also sustain them" he said.
According to the association, the influx of foreigners in the retail business poses a threat to the progress of their businesses.
Mr. Kumah used the opportunity to explain government's plan for growing indigenous business and assured them of his outfit's readiness to support their enterprises.