I’m Resolute And Focused On Our Mandate – MASLOC Boss
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) has assured the public that she remains resolute, focused and committed to see the centre impact on lives through its programmes targeted at assisting SMEs.
HajiaAbibataShanni Mahama Zakariah said since her promotion to the role of substantive CEO, the scope of her tasks has increased, but she is still committed to the execution of the work at hand as a result of the competence and experience she has gained over the years.
She stressed the need for continuity to manage the institution at this presence time because certain initiatives must be implemented to guarantee that MASLOC is sustainable and viable in order to complement government efforts to influence the lives of the poor.
Madam Zakariah made the remarks during an interview with Lexis Bill on Accra-based Joy FM’s Drive-Time show, regarding her role as CEO and her.
The MALOC boss was convinced that the selection of independent and reputable debt collection firms to collect outstanding debts, from 2009 to date, would greatly facilitate recoveries, as this decision was taken with support of the office of the President, the Board, Management and staff.
She noted that her quest was to make the institution sustainable and viable, and one way in achieving that is to ensure that loans that have been disbursed are repaid fully and on time, thus her satisfaction in seeing the incredible working relationship and partnership between these firms and the team at MASLOC.
According to her, “people normally want to thrive on failing systems,” and that these elements are particularly interested in resisting initiatives that are designed to address the problems.
In response to a question about why recovery remains difficult at the institution, she stated that she has received reports that are shedding light on the true reasons, which will go a long way towards solving the problem in the future.
Madam Zakariah spoke on the show about her early days as a young girl growing up in Yendi, where she attended nursery and junior high school before moving to Tamale.
She recalls her late parents instilling virtues such as honesty and preserving a strong sense of integrity in her, as the daughter of Alhaji Shanni Mahama, a former MP for the Yendi Constituency and Deputy Minister of Agriculture in the administration of former Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia.
She stated that these beliefs, among others, have shaped her into the person she is today, attaining and impacting the lives of the vulnerable through her passion for politics and leadership.
Touching on her career journey, Madam Zakariah said her experiences in the banking sector and also as a policy and business development strategist, together with her love and interest in politics, have all enabled her to touch the lives of many over the years and today as CEO of MASLOC.