The president of the Afro-Arab business group, Alhaji Salamu Amadu, stressed that Afro-Arab Microfinance, a subsidiary of the Afro-Arab group, will continue to empower women and young people in the country.
According to the president, the concept behind the creation of microfinance was to provide support to groups of young people and women to develop their ideas into great businesses and be economically empowered to be self-sufficient. And as such, the company will continue on this trajectory without derailing.
“My dream in creating this financial institution about a decade ago was to empower my dear brothers and sisters of the unbanked category, especially those in the communities of Zongo.
This dream and this vision have not changed, Afro-Arabs will continue to reach out to these groups of women and young people, ”he said.
The group’s chairman, Alhaji Salamu Amadu, made the remarks on the occasion of the launch of the 10th anniversary of Afro-Arab microfinance, which took place at the Afro-Arab Arena, Kokomlemle-Accra.
Addressing the theme of the 10th anniversary celebration: “Empowerment of women and youth,” Alhaji Amadu said it is the safest way to create jobs and reduce the unemployment rate among youth groups and of women.
Also speaking at the launch of the anniversary, National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu congratulated the chairman of the group and the Afro-Arab leadership for the tremendous work they have done over the years. Last 10 years to help vulnerable youth and women in Zongo communities.
He called for the support of scholars and the well-to-do in society to emulate people like Alhaji Salamu Amadu who do well in business to give back to society, for Allah is always ready to listen to the prayers of a happy giver. .
In turn, Greater Accra Regional Minister Henry Quartey praised Alhaji Salamu Amadu for his efforts to ensure that the country’s youth and women earn a living.
However, he called on the microfinance institution to, as part of its corporate social investment, focus on helping make Zongo communities clean and environmentally friendly for human life. Adding that it is the responsibility of everyone who lives in the capital to ensure that Accra is clean and functioning again.
“Continue to offer hope to the desperate and Allah (God) will never forsake you. Your positive impact on young people, especially in the communities of Zongo, will surely bear fruit.
The President of the African Business Center for the Development of Education (ABCDE), Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, who chaired the program, congratulated the Afro-Arab Group for choosing a theme that shows he believes in youth.
Eric Mensah Bonsu, director of human resources at the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) who represented the minister of the sector, Mustapha Ussif congratulated the Afro-Arab boss for such initiatives which will benefit everyone.
The colorful event brought together the diplomatic corps, politicians, business tycoons, traditional leaders, a representative of One Young World, academics from the banking industry, among other dignitaries.