The Director-General, Global Centre for Human Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development, GLOCHEED, Mrs. Rose Gyar has added a feather to her cap as National Woman Leader, National Sugarcane Producers, Processors, and Marketers Association of Nigeria, NASPPMAN.
The industrialist is also a leader in the MSME space ie Executive Director, Association of Women in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (AWIMSME), has been a stakeholder in the sugarcane value chain, producing VINAAG Natural Sugar Cane Juice with sundry innovative flavours.
However, because of the challenges faced by the MSME operators especially women, the enterprise is yet to blossom to its required commercial capacity.
The National Woman Leader, Mrs. Rose D. S. Gyar receiving her Certificate of membership
of National Sugarcane Producers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (NASPPMAN) from the National President,
Col. Abdulmumuni Aminu (Rtd), a Former
Military Governor on Tuesday in Abuja expressed concern over the poor engagement of women MSME clusters in decision making processes and programmes implementation aimed at developing the MSME space. She added that inadequate patronage by government and other stakeholders to motivate and encourage them is a challenge for women in MSMEs. She therefore called on government at all levels, federal, state/FCT and LGA/ACs to look into the situation critically with a view to fashioning out ways of which government can create a mechanism that would inclusively and sustainably engage with women operating in that sector of the economy for national development.
Women, she added start their enterprises from family recipes in their kitchen but most times turn out to be commercial ventures that generate employment, but decried that most women businesses especially at the MSME levels are informal and unstructured which makes their contribution to the socio-economic development of the country invisible.
Speaking with journalists at the event, she assured women in the NASPPMAN to be rest assured of her efforts that would in no small measure rewrite the scenario with the able leadership support from the president and her other colleagues.
Similarly, she expressed optimism in the leadership of Col. Abdulmumuni Aminu (Rtd), stressing that the association is in safe hands, as she urged members to be focused, persistent and consistent in their businesses pointing out that better days are just ahead.