The Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah has launched Youth Inclusive Entrepreneurial Development Initiative for Employment at Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
The programme which was launched on Friday October 13, 2017 dubbed “Yiedie” is a project aimed at training the Youth in technical, life and entrepreneurship skills leading to employment in the construction sector value chain.
Addressing the durbar Mr. Simon Osei Mensah disclosed the selected persons may choose a 6 weeks, Entrepreneurship and Financial literacy training program or a 3-6 months apprenticeship based Skills Training in 16 trade areas with NVTI Cert One.
He disclosed areas where the selected Youth will be training among the areas include Masonry, Plastic of Paris (POP), Tiling, Plumbing, Metal Fabrication, Carpentry, Filling Station Canopy fabrication, Machine Operations, Draftsmanship, Electrical works, Painting, Fiberglas and Aluminum fabrication, Survey Technical Assistance, Interior decor, Road Signal Installation and Steel Bending.
However the Minister Simon Osei Mensah promised to offer the Youth who will be completing training program a job through One District One Factory and other Government Social intervention programs.
On her part, Her Royal Highness Lady Julia Osei Tutu II, the wife of The Asantehene welcomed the programme and said it will enhance the skills of the youth and qualify them for employment.
She further stated many of our youth are unemployed basically because they lack skills that would enhance their chances of employment.
It is therefore a welcome development for Asanteman and Ghana she added.
Lady Julia stressed it has been the vision of His Royal Highness Asantehene Otumfuor Osei Tutu II to ensure absolute development for the youth in Ghana thus she commended Global Communities for introduction of the programme and added they will do everything possible to sustain the programme.
She advised the youth particularly young girls to embraced the programme and refrain from social vices that affects their life.
She said most of the times the youth will be completing schools and finds it difficult to get employment but this she said will pave a way for the youth to have their own businesses.
Among the youth who have completed the skills training programme were presented to them certificates.
Source,otecfmghana.com/ Isaac Nsiah Foster