The Builsa North Municipal Assembly has provided start-up kits to a total of 38 hairdressers and seamstresses. This initiative aims to support and empower the youth in the municipality who are interested to start their businesses or boost existing businesses in the beauty and fashion industry.
The start-up kits included 19 manual sewing machines, 2 electric sewing machines, 10 hair dryers, and 9 sets of luxury hair washing facilities. It is expected that these kits will enable the beneficiaries to set up their businesses and generate income for themselves and their families.
Municipal Chief Executive for the Builsa North, Vida Anaab said the provision of the items was under the support for the self-employable skills project which is part of the government and the assembly’s local development agenda.
“Local Economic Development (LEP) is the most effective development strategy to fully harness the economic potentials of the Municipality for job creation, improvement of livelihoods and poverty reduction.”
The items worth Ghc93, 776, according to the MCE came from the assembly’s common fund. Madam Anaab who made this disclosure in Sandema during a ceremony to hand over the items to the beneficiaries added that the assembly intends to procure more of such start-up kits to support other skilled apprentices within the next two years.
She mentioned the Youth and Employment Agency and the Ghana Productive Safety Net project which supported 313 people with an amount of Ghc 446,256.00) as some government intervention in the last 6 years targeted at providing jobs and livelihoods to people of the municipality with the youth being a major beneficiary.
The Director General of Ghana Maritime Authority, Thomas Alonsi who graced the occasion said the donation of the items is a testimony of the government’s quest to roll out jobs to unemployed Ghanaian youth.
“Since the advent of the government of H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, deliberate efforts have been made to roll out jobs and livelihoods for the generality of the people of our municipality. The countless youth employment modules that have been churned out bear testimony to this fact.”
He disclosed the government’s intention to assist the assembly to complete the long abandoned Sandema market stores project to improve local economic development in the municipality. Mr. Alonsi entreated the beneficiaries to properly deploy the start-up kits to earn a living for themselves and their families.
Gladys Gariba on behalf of the beneficiaries thanked the government for the support saying the gesture would help to increase her daily income “because customers will feel comfortable when they visit the shop and that will attract customers”
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Sandeman|Ghana