The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) has reacted to a publication that seeks to ridicule government's support to over 1,350 entrepreneurs who are being funded as part of an effort to promote business development and support for start-ups in the country
Below is a copy of the statement issued by NEIP
RE: NEIP ISSUED FAKE CHEQUES TO BENEFICIARIES
The attention of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) has been drawn to a malicious publication attempting to ridicule government's support to over 1,350 entrepreneurs who are being funded as part of
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The publication which has been sighted on social media and blogs alleged that the Ministry of Business Development and it’s implementing agency, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan-NEIP issued fake cheques to beneficiaries of the NEIP business Programme in the three Northern regions of the country when the Vice President H. E Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia held a ceremony to launch the Presidential Business Support Programme.
We want to state categorically that, nowhere did NEIP nor the ministry issued fake cheques to beneficiaries.
As a matter of fact, the only time cheques were introduced was during the launching of the Presidential Business Support Programme where beneficiaries were asked to hold cheques to represent the amount they will receive and this was done just for the ceremony.
We see the false publication as an attempt by individuals with
We want to re-emphasize that over 95% of beneficiaries have received their funding through their bank accounts and have called to confirm receiving the funding and are very happy that the support will go a long way to help their businesses.
We are therefore urging the public to disregard these malicious publications and treat it with the contempt it
NEIP, for that matter the Government assures the general public of
Joseph Osei Oppong- Brenya
Head of ICT/Media Relations, NEIP