38 trained persons supplied with tools to start business
Thirty eight newly trained in various vocations under the Rural Enterprise Project (REP) in the Breman Asikuma District, have received tools to start their own businesses.
The tools costing GH¢900 went to 10 hairdressers, two masons, 11 dressmakers, six carpenters, three auto electricians, two gas welders, two electric welders, one electrician and a barber.
The items includes, hair dryers, basins, rollers, pairs of scissors, electric sewing machines, knitting machines, spades, mattocks, battery charger, sand paper machines, saw and plane tools, heavy duty vices and grinding machines.
The District Assembly and the Rural Enterprises Project that jointly purchased the items, made the presentation on Monday at Breman Asikuma.
All beneficiaries underwent two-year training programme.
Mr Emmanuel Adjei Domson, District Chief Executive for the area charged them to make good use of the items by working with them to enhance their living standard as well as contribute their quota to development.
Mr Kwasi Amankwa, the Koforidua Zonal Co-ordinator of REP commended the Assembly for embracing and supporting the project and its programmes for the benefit of the District.
He said the District has always been reliable for the payment of its counterpart contribution to train apprentices and also buy equipment for them.
Mr Adarkwa Peprah Central Region Manager of National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) also advised the beneficiaries to use the items judiciously to enable them to sustain and expand their businesses.
The Head of AOB District Business Advisory Center, Mr Samuel Asiedu decried the inability of people in the area especially the youth to make good use of opportunities REP was offering in the area.
He urged the people to register with REP so as receive assistance, adding that government interventions for enterprise development, pass through the project.