Launch of an EU program in Sekondi: At Sekondi, in the Western Region, a project has been established to train 350 young people in a variety of skills-based endeavors.
The participants are receiving training in crop production, animal husbandry, aquaculture, bio-digester technology, the creation of eco-friendly ovens, and the recycling of plastic waste as part of the project, which is funded by the European Union under the Twin Cities in Sustainable Partnership Project (TCSPP) and being carried out in the Sekondi – Takoradi Metropolis and the city of Palermo in Italy.
Project’s main goal
The training is intended to support the numerous initiatives the government and other stakeholders are taking to address the problem of youth unemployment in the city as well as throughout the nation.
Abdul Mumin Issah, Chief Executive of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, stated that it will offer post-training help to worthy learners.
In addition to building 500 biodigester toilets and 100 eco-friendly ovens for houses in low-income coastal and fishing communities throughout the city, he said the trainees will be given support in setting up social enterprises.
The government and other formal sector workers alone could not employ the large number of eligible individuals seeking job in the country, he claimed, therefore the program’s ultimate goal was to foster resilience among the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Mr. Issah claimed that the TCSPP’s training in agricultural techniques was a means of meeting the rising demand for wholesome vegetables brought on by the country’s thriving hospitality industry and the general public’s awareness of the benefits of eating wholesome vegetables and other agricultural products.
Mr. Issah advised the trainees to fully embrace the program, play an active role in it, and make use of the project’s potential to do so in order to strengthen their abilities and favorably impact national development.
The attendees were also encouraged to take the training seriously and leave as better people in life by Nana Kofi Amuna V, the Chief of Essipong.
He thanked the EU for its assistance and expressed his hope that it will keep enhancing ties between Ghana and Europe. Some participants in related programs urged the trainees to persevere and put in the necessary effort to realize their dreams.