𝐃ormaa 𝐄ast 𝐃istrict 𝐀ssembly 𝐋aunches 𝐁ussiness 𝐈n The 𝐁ox 𝐏roject (ππˆπ™ππŽπ—), 𝐀n 𝐈ntervention to 𝐉obs 𝐂reation

Business in the Box Project (BIZ BOX), a government of Ghana intervention towards entrepreneurial skills development and job creation among the youth, has been launched in the Dormaa East District Assembly Hall, on Friday March, 2024

The project which is being implemented by the Ghana Enterprise Agency(GEA) in all of its District Business Advisory Centres (BAC) across the country, is supported by the MasterCard Foundation, an International Non-Governmental Organization.

It is expected to train 250,000 youth with a greater percentage being women and the venerable between ages 15 and 35 within a specified time of 4 years.

Taskmasters of various trades who would benefit from the project, would get the opportunity to train apprentices in their businesses and register their businesses as well through the support of GEA.

Briefing participants on the details at the launch, the Head of the Business Advisory Centre in Dormaa Municipal, Mr. Daniel Sena Tsorme said, the project which is at its registration stage, would involve Youth Skills Development, techniques to gain Market and Youth Social Networks, Access to Start-up Kits, Institutional Strengthening through Polices, mentorship and Regulatory Support and Agribusiness, with focus on processing.

The District Chief Executive of Dormaa East, Hon. Emmanuel Kofi Agyeman who launched the project on behalf of the government of Ghana, itemized several programmes this government has rolled out to empower the unemployed youth, to start and grow their own businesses for financial independency.

He mentioned YouStart Grant Expo project, the Ghana Productive Safety Net, Ghana Jobs and Skill Project (GJSP), Ghana Transformation Project (GETP) and many others.

he called on the participants present to go spread the good news in their various communities so that many more can register for the project. He hoped and prayed that by the close of the programme, about two thousand (2000) youth in the District would have benefited to enhance the District youth empowerment and development.

The DCE advised the youth not to look down on technical skills and handiwork but devote commitment and give it their best.

He also called on taskmasters who would be their trainers to straightaway teach the trainees so they can meet the stipulated duration.

He advocated for patronage in locally produced goods in the district to increase revenue generation for the development of the district.

Story by: Mrs. Linda Osei-Fobi-Head of Information service Dept

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