Asenso-Boakye gives financial support to woman poultry farmer

Member of Parliament for Bantama and Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye has extended financial support to one of the young women in his constituency who has started poultry farming on a small scale.

The young and fresh entrepreneur who hitherto worked as a teacher in a private school in Kumasi, is happy that she now has an amount of money that can help her expand her poultry farm to do a real farming business.

Ms Elizabeth Boakye says the monthly salary she earned as a private school teacher could not enable her cater well for her children, hence, her venturing into the poultry farm business on a small scale.

The former teacher is very hopeful that pushing the Five Thousand Ghana Cedis(Ghc5,000) received from her MP into her agric business, would help her maximize profit and be able to better cater for her wards and herself.

She expressed her utmost gratitude to Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye for the kindest gesture.

”I am dumbfounded…I called Chief(MP) late in the night and appealed to him for financial support to expand a small poultry farm I have started, and shockingly he asked me to come to his office the following day, I came, and he has given me the exact amount I needed. I am so happy. May God bless him and give him long life. Now, I know I can do better poultry business and be able to cater for my children and myself”, Elizabeth stated.

Hon. Asenso-Boakye, the Minister for Works and Housing and Member of Parliament for Bantama disclosed that he was moved by the fact that a woman was expressing interest in agribusiness, at a time the Nana Akufo-Addo government is making efforts to attract more youth to the agriculture sector.

He advised Madam Elizabeth Boakye to use the money for the purpose which it was given for. He further advised her to work hard to expand her business with the money received so he will be able to employ some other youth in the business in the days ahead.

The Bantama MP, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye noted that several of such support have been given to the youth in Bantama constituency to boost their businesses.

”Some youth in shoe making, hairdressing, fashion design and other private businesses have benefitted similar support from my office. I will continue to support my people as long as I get the means”, Hon. Asenso-Boakye explained.

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