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02.10.2008 Business & Finance

Youth Entrepreneurship programme

By The Statesman

The Sekondi-Takoradi Chapter of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries has set up a five-member committee to look into the implementation of a Youth Entrepreneurship programme.

The Committee would also recommend how best to implement the programme which kicks off as soon as the Chamber receives its report.

The newly-elected chairman, Ato Van-Ess disclosed this in an interview with The Statesman at his office in Takoradi Wednesday. He said the programme would sensitise the youth to establish their own businesses instead of desperately looking up to government for non-existing jobs.

This, he said, would reduce unemployment rate amongst products of tertiary institutions like the polytechnics and the universities.

The chairman also urged businessmen to join the Chamber to enable them benefit from its numerous training programmes.

He said membership in the Chamber would also open local and foreign investment opportunities for the business community.