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Friday, November 15, 2019

Over 500 artisans in Kwahu South given entrepreneurial training

Over 500 artisans in the Kwahu South District have been given free training by the district’s Business Advisory Center (BAC) to help create employment for the youth in the area.

The artisans include tailors, welders, seamstresses, carpenters, auto and electrical mechanics, fabricators, traders and fishermen.

Beneficiaries were taken through fabrication of China doors, record keeping and how to manage finance, oil palm production, technology improvement for tailors and seamstresses, snail rearing among others.

Mr Emmanuel Atta Ofori, the District Chief Executive (DCE), speaking at the ‘Meet the Press’ programme held at Mpraeso in the Eastern Region, said the training was to help minimize unemployment among the youth across the district.

He said it is the priority of government to provide support to the vulnerable in society through skills acquisition with the help of the BAC.

Mr Ofori said beneficiaries were selected from ten communities including Atibie, Mpraeso, Besease, Atuobikrom, Bebong Adawso, Ntomem and Kwahu Praso.

He said the BAC has opened their doors to the public and urged the youth to patronize services of the BAC to help create job avenues.
Mr Ofori said the assembly has constructed and handed over two CHPS compound to Mframa and Gyaekasa communities to provide quality healthcare services in the district.

Mr Ofori said there are plans to renovate and equip CHPS compounds in the district to bring healthcare delivery closer to people living in the rural areas.

He said the assembly has completed six classroom blocks with a teachers’ quarters at Atibie, Mpraeso, Kwafuor, Bepong and Asakraka and has supplied 1,300 dual and mono desks to all basic schools across the district.

This, he said, was to promote quality education delivery to inhabitants in the area.
Mr Ofori said the assembly has also constructed mechanized boreholes with hand pumps for the people of Mansohwidiem, Subenso, Gyaekasa, Osubeng, Praso and Antobease to help solve the problem of water scarcity in the district.

Source: GNA

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