YILO K: 63 Assembly Members receive motorbikes
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Andrews Sodah, has recently presented motorbikes to the Assembly Members of the Yilo Krobo municipality.
The MCE reiterated government’s commitment to building a better Ghana and advised honorable members to take proper care of the motorbikes in order to enhance their work in the communities they represent.
In all, 63 motorbikes were presented to the Assembly members, registered in the name of the Assembly.
At the same ceremony, those who graduated under the Local Enterprise and Skills Development Program (LESDEP) were presented with items to facilitate their entrepreneurship. In all, 155 beneficiaries were trained under the LESDEP in the municipality in various skills.
This includes: 20 barbers, 20 caterers/bakers, 50 hairdressers, 10 photographers, 10 mobile phone repairers, 20 dressmakers, 10 farmers, 5 truck operators and 10 motorbike repairers.
The MCE was grateful to government, LESDEP, National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) and all stakeholders for making the LESDEP program a reality which would help reduce unemployment rate in the district.
He further observed that this was indeed unprecedented in the history of Yilo Krobo and the nation as whole and also confirms that the Better Ghana agenda is on course, adding that the LESDEP office was also opened in the district for more registration and training and urged the people to take advantage of the program in order “to make the municipality and the entire country a better place for all and sundry”.
The Regional Coordinator of LESDEP, Madam Fatahiya Zula on her part, after giving a brief history of LESDEP as part of the Better Ghana agenda, urged beneficiaries to take good care of the items presented to them and also redeem their pledge by paying back the money so that others can also benefit from the program, for the purpose of the program, which is to equip the youth with entrepreneur skills to be realized.
The Presiding Member (PM), Hon, Rita Akosua Awatey also expressed her gratitude to government and urged both Assembly members and LESDEP beneficiaries to take proper care of the items given to them.
Evelyn Dede Ayertey/Ghanadistricts.com