The District Chief Executive (Hon. Michael Donkor) of Amansie Central District Assembly handed over tools to twelve (12) Artisans beneficiaries fro GESP at the Assembly on 6th September, 2022.

The Ghana Employment and Social Protection program sponsored by the European Union in collaboration with the Government of Ghana with oversight implementation by the Ministry Of Local Government has seen twelve (12) artisans from the Amansie Central District benefiting tremendously from the program in the district.

On Tuesday 6th September 2022, the Amansie Central District Assembly organized a ceremony to hand over six (6) sets of industrial sewing machines, three (3) full bakery equipments and two (2) auto mechanical tools to 12 artisans at the Assembly public gallery. These 12 beneficiaries had undergone three (3) months of intensive and rigorous apprenticeship training from the Kumasi Technical Institute with full funding from the European Union. The beneficiaries were drawn from 10 communities from the Amansie Central District comprising of nine (9) females and three (3) males. The program saw six (6) fashion designers, three (3) bakers and two (2) auto mechanics as beneficiaries.

Presenting the tools and machinery to the beneficiaries, the District Chief Executive, Honorable Michael Donkor assured the beneficiaries of the readiness of the Akuffo Addo led government to offer immense support to the youth especially in the area of employment which has seen many government interventions such as NABCO, NEIP, youth in Afforestation, youth in agriculture as well as the Youth Entrepreneurship Program. He assured government will do more to help the youth in skills acquisition and harnessing of their talents to make them more economically independent.

He further stressed the need for parents and guardians to encourage their wards to venture into craftsmanship and apprenticeship vocations so as to earn them a decent livelihood and make them independent personalities contributing effectively to nation building.

The District Coordinating Director, Mr. Anthony Brako on his part congratulated the beneficiaries for the diligence and tenacity exhibited during these three (3) months of intense training through their various craftsmanship programs. He further advised the beneficiaries to put the machines into good use and make sure that it improves their livelihood and earn them a decent source of income.

The beneficiaries on their part pledge to utilize the tools and machinery given effectively and ensure proper maintenance culture so as to prolong its usage. The relatives of all the beneficiaries also expressed their profound gratitude to the European Union and Government of Ghana for this immense support to their relatives. Madam Gertrude Ohenewaa a mother of one of the beneficiaries who could not hide her joy and appreciation to the President knelt down and thanked the Assembly for the gesture.



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