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The ten (10) Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs) of Ghana are establishing Regional Committees for Micro and Small Enterprises Promotion (RECOMEP) in their respective regions. Under the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP), RCCs are to be supported to coordinate and monitor the implementation of all MSE development programmes in the districts under them. It is in the light of this that management of REP and the Ministry of Trade and Industry met representatives of the various RCCs. The formation of the RECOMEP is line with REP’s goal of setting up institutional structures to strengthen the national, regional, and districts institutional linkages and ownership in MSE promotion at all levels.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) of Ghana has organized a national start-up workshop for the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region. The 3-day workshop officially marks the beginning of the implementation of the Programme in the country, which is the third phase of the Rural Enterprises Project Phases I and II. The purpose of the workshop was to inform and adequately educate key stakeholders on the details and implementation arrangements of the Programme, provide a forum for the critical actors to interact with the key stakeholders, programme leaders and government functionaries on REP. The workshop was also to discuss programme implementation plan and budget with stakeholders and obtain the necessary feedback for effective and efficient programme implementation.
The Government of Ghana has launched the Rural Enterprises Programme in Mankessim, in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region, to promote micro and small-scale enterprises (MSE) development in the country. The President of the Republic of Ghana (then Vice President), John Mahama, launched the Programme. REP seeks to upscale and mainstream the district-based MSE support system, piloted by the Rural Enterprises Project Phases I & II (REP-I & II, within public and private institutional systems. The Government of Ghana, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are financing the US$185 million Programme.
Municipal and district assemblies in the country have been sensitized on the new Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) at four separate workshops in Elmina, Tamale and Sunyani. Participants of the workshops included Chief Executives (M/DCEs), Coordinating Directors (M/DCD), Staff of Business Advisory Centres (BACs) and other staff of the assemblies. Three of the workshops were both start-up and sensitisation workshops and were organised for districts and municipal assemblies that did not take part in the Rural Enterprises Project Phases I and II (REP-I and II).
The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Trade and Industry, has launched the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) to usher in African Development Bank (AfDB) co-funding for the Programme. The event took place on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 in Savelugu in the Northern Region and was performed by the Vice President of Ghana, H.E. Kwasi Amissah-Arthur at durbar of traditional rulers and people of the Northern Region.
Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, on Monday, October 14th, 2013 paid a working visit to the Rural Enterprises Programme. As part of the visit he undertook a field trip to the Asante Akim Central Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The visit was to afford the Deputy Minister the opportunity to gain first-hand experience on the operations of REP at the field level. Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuye met with Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Alhaji Braimah Boyong, and other core staff of the Municipal Assembly during the field trip
The Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) has presented 4X4 Nissan Navara Double-Cabin Pickups and office equipment to 31 participating districts nation-wide. The presentation is the first batch of vehicles and office equipment being presented to 95 new District and Municipal Assemblies which have been enrolled onto REP. The vehicles and office equipment are to be used by the Business Advisory Centres of the respective districts to support the development of micro and small-scale enterprises at the district level. Minister of Trade and Industry, Haruna Iddrisu, presented the vehicles and equipment to the Chief Executives of the various municipal and district assemblies at a ceremony in Kumasi.
The Rural Enterprise Programme (REP) has presented various tools valued at GH¢50,000 to 60 small-scale entrepreneurs in Agona in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipality, to help develop that sector to grow the local economy. The tools include welding machines, hairdressing equipment including hair dryers, barbering kit, electric sewing machines and vulcanizing machines.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is to provide a loan of 21.1 million US dollars to Mozambique to enhance artisanal fisheries and increase the income of poor rural households in fishing communities, under an agreement signed in Rome on the Friday of 25th March, 2011.
Rural financial services and markets to get a boost as IFAD signs a US$90.6 million loan with the United Republic of Tanzania to enhance access to rural financial services and markets and promote private-sector development in the country.
The overall goal of the Roots and Tubers Development Programme in Benin was to help reduce poverty in a sustainable manner by: (i) diversifying and increasing incomes; and (ii) improving the standards of living of rural households with little land or land difficult to farm, and where women family members are the most vulnerable.
IFAD is to fund IFAD-CBARDP for the next 3 more years.
Almost two-thirds of The Gambia’s agricultural labour force grows vegetables and raises small animals and poultry. Much of this farming is done on kafos, or collectively-run village gardens. Small farmers, who are mainly women, need to acquire better skills and expertise to take part in the growing competition for domestically grown food.
A report jointly produced by CGAP and MIX that analyzes the state of microfinance in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2008 is now out! The report focuses on key growth trends, major legal and regulatory changes, funding for microfinance, and performance of MFIs in the region.
Growing cassava has brought Noah Adolphe success and respect in his village, about 50 kilometres from Yaounde (Cameroun)
The follow up and evaluation of activities in PNDRT is at various stages. It begins at the level of the village and progresses up to the level unit management of programmes. For this reason at every stage of the programme the stakeholders must be given the tools to use. To attain this objective the members of the village concertation commission were trained.
Sensitisation on the component “Watershed Management Development” of PIWAMP with special emphasis on Women Farmers in North Bank Division from 26th Oct. to 7th Nov. 2006
IFAD Assisted Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development Programme will go on Mid Term Review from 6th -25th November,2006.The review team consists of FGN,IFAD World Bank staff and selected Consultants.
The Rationale for the Preparation of a Project Completion Report by RFCIP
During its Executive Board Meeting held in September this year, IFAD approved a follow up project to RFCIP, the Rural Finance Project (RFP) whose coverage will be nationwide.
Four participants from the Gambia attended the workshop in Ghana