The Chief Executive Officer of MASLOC, Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zachariah led the Management of the institution to pay a courtesy call on the former President of the Republic of Ghana.
The CEO of MASLOC, who was ably accompanied by Deputy Chief of Staff Mr. Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman, informed the former president that their visit on the celebration of his 84th birthday was to thank him for his vision and being the brain behind the establishment of MASLOC.
In addressing the Former Statesman, the CEO of MASLOC said “the idea for the creation of the institution was a very laudable one, and though all expectations for the institution have not been fully achieved she is still keen on leading it to become better”.
She emphasized that the issue with MASLOC has always been the false notion that it was founded for political gains, which she is trying hard to debunk and that MASLOC continues to rely primarily on GoG financing, which is frequently insufficient to meet the high volume of applications received.
Deputy Chief of Staff Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman, also recognized the former President for his efforts in creating MASLOC and how everyone across the country is still benefiting from the seed he sowed sixteen years ago.
For his part Former President John Agyekum Kufuor who appreciated the CEO and deputy chief of staff for their visit mentioned that the true motivation for the formation of MASLOC was for social intervention purposes and not political gains, as many people assumed. He credited the institution’s concept and success to the late Mrs.
Gladys Asmah, a Ghanaian politician, businesswoman, and former Minister for Women’s Affairs under his government.
The former President reminded the CEO of the relationship that existed between him and her late father in the years 1969 to 1979 where they were both elected and re-elected as Members of Parliament and also appointed Ministers of State. He recalled the remarkable and notable achievements of the revered former minister of state and Member of Parliament; Alhaji Shanni Mahama from Yendi and urged the CEO to emulate these traits in leading MASLOC at this time.
Regarding MASLOC’s loan beneficiaries, he added that the institution should continue to take steps such as proper feasibility studies and other training support schemes to assist the beneficiaries in maximizing the proceeds of their businesses and enhancing their ability to repay these loans on time so that others in the queue can benefit as well.
Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah presented a citation on behalf of the institution in recognition of the former President’s contribution as a transformational leader and for his human-centered governance.
The CEO ably assisted by the Deputy Chief of Staff and Management of MASLOC joined the former President H.E John Agyekum Kufuor in cutting a birthday cake presented to him in celebration of his 84TH birthday.