Over 60 graduates from diverse backgrounds in the Builsa South District of the Upper East Region have been taken through a two day seminar on the enabled youth 1D1F initiative by the Rural Enterprise programme Under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
The Builsa South District is so far the only beneficiary of the 1D1F policy in the Upper East Region to process and package rice on commercial scale in an attempt to avoid clouts and post harvest losses.
The 1D1F initiated by the Akufo Addo’s led administration is a production industry driven initiative to establish factories across the country in an attempt to curb unemployment and reduce importation of food.
According to DCE for the area ,Daniel Kwame Gariba said “these Young ones were taken through company registration processes, Developing a workable Business plan, group dynamics and how to manage a business successfully.
All these are steps to build their capacities to manage and operate the Rice Processing Factory coming up in the District under the 1D1F policy of his Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo. The Objective is to make these young ones Business owners who will in turn employ others to work in the company”.
He added “this is is a pragmatic step to solving the unemployment situation in the country.
The project when operationalized will address post harvest losses and grains clout as witnessed in the Builsa areas in 2019.