The aspiring parliamentary candidate for the Mfantseman) James Korsah-Brown has called on managers of the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP) to make conditions for accessing the scheme flexible for business owners.
The business support scheme was established by President Akufo-Addo to support Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
But Mr Korsah-Brown who is contesting the Mfantseman seat on the ticket on the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says some business owners have complained about difficulties in accessing the scheme.
He lauded President Akufo-Addo for the initiative but appealed to managers to put in place flexible modes for accessing it to enable SMEs sector to expand their businesses and employ more people.
The Parliamentary Aspirant who made the appeal at Saltpond expressed concern about how young people engaged in fishing, farming and trading were tagged by society as ‘uneducated’.
According to Mr Korsah-Brown this wrong perception had killed the interest of many young people in that sector who found it difficult to get access to capital to start their own businesses, leaving many of them frustrated.
Mr Korsah-Brown urged the youth in that sector to embrace the fund, which he said had the lowest commercial loan interest in the system to set up businesses to make them self-reliant.
He also pledged his personal support to small enterprises to stimulate growth with his banking and international trade background.
He appreciated government’s efforts in bringing affected businesses and companies back to life