The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South constituency in the Ashanti region, Hon Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has reduced unemployment problem at Manhyia South by rolling out youth entrepreneurship empowerment project in his constituency.
The project according to the Energy Minister is to tackle unemployment among the youth by equipping them with the needed training skills to employ themselves and their families.
The MP in partnership with the College of Beauty and Arts and Entrepreneurship (CBAE), started the training on Monday, June 28, 2022 with almost eighty trainees from the six electoral areas in the constituency .
The trainees went through seven weeks training and have now been equipped in Make-Up Artistry, Beauty Technology and Fashion Design Technology skills.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony today held at Abbey’s Park, Hon Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, said,the project forms part of his vision of creating jobs for the youth through entrepreneurship training skills.
He revealed that, he took care of all the costs of equipment they used for the seven weeks training programme and start-up equipment as well.
Napo, affectionately called ,further noted that,he is committed to strengthening the TVET programme by ensuring that more people are empowered through entrepreneurship trainings to gain skills.
“we have put this programme together and have trained almost 91 persons in entrepreneurship skills to enable them be employers themselves and better placed to employ others, thereby creating more jobs,” he added.
The MP handed over the following equipment to the various graduands ;
Industrial Sewing Machine
The President of College of Beauty and Arts and Entrepreneurship, Rebecca Donkor, made it known that the trainees have been taught on book-keeping, how to start and maintain their businesses, apart from the skill-equipping program.
“We have taken them through entrepreneur training like customer care, professionalism, marketing their products via the social media and book-keeping among others,” she added.
Source: Ayisah Foster/Broadcastergh.com