District Assemblies have been urged to institute deliberate and sustained programmes to empower women entrepreneurship in the Northern region.

The banks and other financial institutions have been urged to treat women equally just as their male counterparts in the granting of loans and credit facilities to enable them to expand their businesses.

This was contained in a communiqué issued by the BUSAC Fund and the Centre for the Empowerment of the Vulnerable (CEV), a Sunyani based NGO and Diamond FM at the end of a roundtable meeting held in Tamale on Thursday.

The meeting brought together experts and community leaders to deliberate on “removing socio-cultural barriers to women entrepreneurship.”

The communiqué also appealed for arrangements to be made for better loans disbursement involving men when their wives were accessing micro-credit to make the men jointly responsible for the repayment of the loans.

Source: GNA