Apam, Thursday, June 9, 2022

The District Chief Executive of Gomoa West, Hon. Bismark Baisie Nkum, handed over start up kits to 140 Artisans as part of efforts to reduce youth unemployment in the District. This was funded by the MasterCard Foundation in collaboration with the Ghana Enterprises Agencies (GEA) through the Apprenticeship to Entrepreneurship (A2E) component of the programme.

The beneficiaries were persons who successfully graduated from a nine-month apprenticeship programme. There were made up of 88 in dressmaking; 35 in hair dressing; three in general electrical, auto-mechanics, caterings services, steel bending and carpentry; and 2 in auto-electrician / upholstery.

Hon. Bismark Baisie Nkum advised the beneficiaries to make the best of use of the opportunity. He continued that the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) of the Assembly would continue to guide the beneficiaries and other enterprises to ensure that businesses expand in the District.

The head of the District BAC, Joris Ocran, mentioned that the outfit would provide business advisory services such as registration, soft loans and training among others.

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