In furtherance to strengthening social protection and employment systems to the populace by the state and other development partners, the Ghana Employment and Social Protection (GESP) Programme has been one of the social protection interventions implemented by the government and funded by the European Union (EU).
This programme was intended to boost productivity and incomes of selected poor and vulnerable groups in society to foster linkages to opportunities towards enhancing their employment circumstances.
A Productive Inclusive (PI) module of the programme required the training of youth in vocations of interest to equip them with skill, employment and provide them sustainable livelihood.
Accordingly, 14 persons (youth) were trained in various vacations, i.e. Soap Production, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Cassava Production, and Cosmetology.
These beneficiaries made up of 6 males and 8 females were equipped with startup tools such as Plastic Basin, Coal Pot, Soda and accessories, Set of Heavy Duty Mechanic tools, Cassava Processing Machine, and Hair Straightener, hand dryer and accessories.
The Municipal Coordinating Director ( Mr. Saaka Ibrahim) on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive (Hon. Lord Nana Tandoh) presented the items to the beneficiaries towards employment creation, self-reliance and community development.