The Member of Parliament for Bosome Freho constituency of the Ashanti Region, Hon Akwasi Darko Boateng has offered free startups to 71 petty traders in his constituency.
The 71 traders received not less than Ghs 1000 each through the AD Boateng Fund set up by the MP to support students and the vulnerable in the constituency.
Presenting the financial support to the traders at Asiwa on Tuesday October 17,2023, Hon. Akwasi Darko Boateng said the move is part of efforts to addressing challenges traders in the constituency face the when it comes to getting money to start small businesses.
He added that, the money was to help traders especially women who needed small financial push to start or expand their businesses but could not enter the traditional financial institution for that needed support
Scholarship for 69 tertiary students
The AD Boateng Fund also offered a scholarship worth Hundreds of Ghana cedis to needy but brilliant tertiary students in the constituency for the 2023/2024 academic year.
The 69 beneficiary students were offered the scholarship to among others pursue medicine, pharmacy, engineering, and nursing at the country’s public universities and the various colleges of education.
The initiative according to the Hon Akwasi Darko Boateng , is to cushion the students to attain their academic goals.
In all, a total of 140 individuals comprising of 71 traders and 69 students received financial support from the AD Boateng Fund
Commitment to Constituents
The MP pledged his commitment to improve the living standard of people in the constituency
He disclosed that, he was working on major projects and policies that will help elevate people in the area
He however called on his constituents to support him in his quest to make the area a better place by making the most out of the opportunities given them.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng