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The Executive Secretary, Delta State Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, Hon. Barr. Orezi Esievo has stated that Government cannot provide all that is needed to empower MSMEs in the state because of the different facets of the economy that also needs the attention of government.

The executive Secretary, Hon. Barr. Orezi  Esieovo  who made the statement in her office during a courtesy call on her by the Executives and members of Market men and women Association of Nigeria (Delta State Chapter) said the Senator  Dr .Ifeanyi  Okowa led administration is geared towards serving the people.

Hon. Orezi Esievo emphasized that the Agency will partner with the UN and other Development Partners and financial institutions to promote MSMEs in state, stressing that the agency will embark on the empowerment of cluster groups. She explained that cluster groups are already well abreast   with their trade and as such will be able to manage/use whatever empowerment package for the growth and development of their businesses. She therefore advised potential beneficiaries to register with cluster groups which will make them grow fast and stand strong.

She also highlighted the fact that the Agency is ready to provide business support services, advisory  support services  and extension services through the Agency business clinic in order to upscale the business of entrepreneurs.

          Earlier, the President of Market Men and Women Association of Nigeria, Delta State Chapter, Hon. Mrs. Kate Onah Congratulated the Executive Secretary for her appointment and thanked her for the reception granted  them.

          Hon. Mrs. Kate Onah assured the ES of their continues support in the scheme of things even  as she asked that members of the association be remembered and carried along  in the area of soft loan to enable them boast their business while promising the Executive Secretary  they in turn will stand up to their responsibility by  paying back whatever they get from the Agency to the last dime.

Comrade Steven Amale, an executive member of the Association,  Warri  South Local Government Area,  thanked the Executive Secretary for the laudable activities put on ground to boast MSMEs business in the State, adding that they are particularly happy that with her  wealth of knowledge and experience put to bear, MSMEs in state will attain greater height.

The high point of the meeting was the presentation of souvenir to the Executive Secretary, DEMSMA.

Agnes O. Eferusuoa( Mrs)