The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on behalf of the Japanese Firm, FANCL Corporation has presented 2,500 face masks and customized African print face masks for children to the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI).

The masks were donated to the NBSSI to complement its efforts in supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 “JICA recognizes the need for MSMEs to be protected during this Pandemic and believes that these face masks would help protect MSMEs and enable them remain productive and become resilient” stated Kazunori Miyasaka, a Representative of JICA who presented the masks to NBSSI for distribution to MSMEs in the Ashanti and Greater Accra Regions.

The Executive Director of NBSSI, Kosi Yankey-Ayeh, expressed her gratitude to JICA for their continuous support towards strengthening and growing MSME Sector and FANCL Corporation for the kind gesture, particularly at a time when COVID-19 cases are on the rise.

She stated that NBSSI will ensure MSMEs receive the masks so that they are protected during training sessions.

She also indicated that the extension of the Kaizen Project is in alignment with the Government’s Industrial Transformation Agenda to change the face of Ghana’s economy through the provision of timely and innovative interventions.

Currently, JICA and NBSSI under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) have entered into a 5-year Enterprise Development Project with Kaizen (EDP-K) Agreement.

The Project which commenced in 2020, will   provide technical support to develop and implement: Business Development Service Provision Model, Financial Model to improve MSMEs access to finance, a model to enhance the quality of start-up support.

NBSSI, the Implementing Partner on the EDP-K Project is working with the JICA Project Team to ensure that the enterprise development eco-system is strengthened to enhance the services provided to existing MSMEs in order to promote their growth and promote start-ups in Ghana.

The JICA Project Team in collaboration with NBSSI has so far conducted a COVID1-9 Impact Survey, provided remote consultation to MSMEs and is currently conducting an online training in Business Planning, Financial Management and Marketing for Heads of the Business Advisory Centers in the Ashanti and Greater Accra Regions.

JICA Support MSMEs, Children to fight covid-19

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on behalf of the Japanese Firm, FANCL Corporation has presented 2,500 face masks and customized African print face masks for children to the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI).

The masks were donated to the NBSSI to complement its efforts in supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 “JICA recognizes the need for MSMEs to be protected during this Pandemic and believes that these face masks would help protect MSMEs and enable them remain productive and become resilient” stated Kazunori Miyasaka, a Representative of JICA who presented the masks to NBSSI for distribution to MSMEs in the Ashanti and Greater Accra Regions.

The Executive Director of NBSSI, Kosi Yankey-Ayeh, expressed her gratitude to JICA for their continuous support towards strengthening and growing MSME Sector and FANCL Corporation for the kind gesture, particularly at a time when COVID-19 cases are on the rise.

She stated that NBSSI will ensure MSMEs receive the masks so that they are protected during training sessions.

She also indicated that the extension of the Kaizen Project is in alignment with the Government’s Industrial Transformation Agenda to change the face of Ghana’s economy through the provision of timely and innovative interventions.

Currently, JICA and NBSSI under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) have entered into a 5-year Enterprise Development Project with Kaizen (EDP-K) Agreement.

The Project which commenced in 2020, will   provide technical support to develop and implement: Business Development Service Provision Model, Financial Model to improve MSMEs access to finance, a model to enhance the quality of start-up support.

NBSSI, the Implementing Partner on the EDP-K Project is working with the JICA Project Team to ensure that the enterprise development eco-system is strengthened to enhance the services provided to existing MSMEs in order to promote their growth and promote start-ups in Ghana.

The JICA Project Team in collaboration with NBSSI has so far conducted a COVID1-9 Impact Survey, provided remote consultation to MSMEs and is currently conducting an online training in Business Planning, Financial Management and Marketing for Heads of the Business Advisory Centers in the Ashanti and Greater Accra Regions.