55 apprentices receive start-up kits
Some 55 graduate apprentices have received business start-up kits after successfully undergoing apprenticeship training in Obuasi under the Young Africa Works programme.

Date Created : 8/15/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Susana Danso/

The initiative was designed by the Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA) and MasterCard Foundation.

The beneficiaries had gone through successful training and mastered skills in cosmetology, dressmaking, welding, metal fabrication and auto mechanic.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Obuasi, Mr. Elijah Adansi-Bonah presenting the items to the trainees recounted the Assembly's support to the apprentice during the National Vocational Technical Institute (NVTI) examination.

He said as a way of empowering the Youth to learn trade and be economically independent, the Assembly has been sponsoring apprentices to register and write the NVTI exams.

The MCE lauded the initiative and indicated that it is targeted at creating employment and income generating opportunities for the Youth to simulate the economic activities in Ghana.

He added that the NPP government remains committed to creating employment opportunities for the Youth in Ghana.

“Initiatives like this from GEA and Mastercard with the support of the Assembly is an indication that the Government is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to create jobs for the teaming unemployed youth in the country. Let’s continue to support the Government to deliver on its promise to create more jobs", he said.

The Head of Business Advisory Center (B.A.C), Obuasi Mr. Kelvin Ofori Atta, extolled the MCE for his immense support towards the activities of the BAC and youth empowerment.

He explained that so far, a total of 771 people in Obuasi have benefited from the three components of the Young Africa Works Program namely; Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Apprenticeship to Entrepreneurship and MSME Business Acceleration.

Mr. Ofori Atta added that, a total of 295 jobs have been created with 79 new businesses established as a result of the number of programmes rolled up by the Ghana Enterprises Agency in Obuasi.

Mr. Gabriel Dwomfour the Chairman of the Association of Small Scale Industries in Obuasi also advised the beneficiaries to take what they have learnt seriously, improve upon it and also adopt the best practices to market their products or businesses.