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GNPC Foundation provides start-up kits to 64 artisans in Western North Region

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The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has presented start-up kits to 64 skilled artisans in Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwaii Municipality of the Western North Region to facilitate their work and boat their profits.

The artisans, selected from all the nine municipalities and districts of the region, received the kits when they graduated from a two years intensive training, and after which they sat for the National Vocational Training Training Institute (NVTI) proficiency examination.

The 64 artisans included hairdresser, tailor,hairdresses, sprayer, aluminum fabricators and bakers.

They received 20 sewing machines, five loca oven and cylinders 15 stand dryers, four welding machines, eight cutter, ten polishing machines and four tiller’s cutting machines.

The rest were five aluminum cutting machines, seven spraying equipment, five gas stoves, eight diagnostic and ten metal cutting equipment.

Dr. Dominic Eduah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GNPC Foundation at the ceremony to hand over the equipment, said the Foundation’s mandate was among others to support eduaction and training, provide environmental support, social amenities and economic empowerment.

Touching on some of its achievements, he said Foundation had provided scholarships to some students to pursue various tertiary programmes in both locally and in abroad.

It had also supported Science, Technology,. Engineering
and Mathematics (STEM) education and organised career fair for tertiary student.

Dr. Eduah, asked the beneficiaries to fully to utilise the support better their standards, while periodically maintaining the kits to prolong it’s. lifespan.

Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi ll, the President of the National House of Chiefs andChairman of the Board of Trustee, GNPC Foundation, commended the graduands for their hard work and their commitment to earning a living on their own.

He said similar support had been offered to their colleagues artisans in Seknodi Takoradi, Cape Coast and Koforidua based on the recognition that artisans were pivotal in growing Ghana’s economy.

He called on Mining Companies at Bibiani to emulate the good gesture of the GNPC Foundation and support local people through training.

Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Constituency, congratulated the beneficiaries for sacrifices made in learning the trades.

“Your chosen fields are your passport to success in life, so make good use of them”

He lauded the Foundation and it’s partners for investing in the welfare of the youth by building their skills and sitting them up with start-up kits.

Mr. Samuel Sam, a beneficiary, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, applauded the Government, GNPC Foundation and partners for the support, and promised to work hard to utilise the kits for optimum benefits.

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