A team from some selected African Countries including, Serra Leon, Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana have commended the Leadership of the Builsa South District for successfully implementing a component of the Ghana Productivity Safety Net Project named Productive Inclusion.
The leadership of the District were commended for their tireless efforts during the project implementation process which has gradually changed the lives and livelihoods of beneficiaries, their households and communities.
The team came in on 8th of December, 2022 to learn how the district successfully implemented the social intervention programme. The Productive Inclusion component supports productive inclusion activities for extremely poor households in targeted communities. Beneficiaries of the Productive Inclusion are in the CLASS category.
Complementary Livelihood and Asset Support Scheme (CLASS), which is implemented in 42 districts in the 5 regions of Northern Ghana, increases access to income-generating activities for extremely poor households. CLASS activities include; Training on life skills and microenterprise, Training on business management and vocational skills, Start-up cash grants, Microenterprise coaching and mentoring.
During the Learning Visit, the leader of the Project Design Team Mr. Desmond Duametu and the entire leadership of the sister countries were very excited about what they saw on the ground after they went on a field trip to interact with some of the beneficiaries in Naadema and Zamsa all in the Builsa South District.
The leadership of the District were commended for their tireless efforts during the project implementation which has gradually changed the lives and livelihoods of the communities and beneficiaries households.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Nma Mariama, a community based business development service provider, thanked the Government of Ghana, the World Bank and the Ghana Enterprises Agency for the opportunity to help them better their lives. Adding that the social intervention program does not only give grant support but also ensure that they keep working all the time.
“This is the best social intervention I have seen so far. They don’t just give grant support but also keep us busy all the time. I say thank you to the Government and all those that have given to help us.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana