Obuasi East GEA Holds Sensitization Workshop On Ghana Jobs And Skills Project For The Youth.

The Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA) in the Obuasi East District has held a day’s sensitization workshop for the youth in the District on the Ghana Jobs and Skills Project (GJSP) to enable the youth to take advantage of the project.

The Project supports the government’s prioritized skills development and job creation agenda, through four main components; that is:

  • Provision of Apprenticeship Training for Jobs
  • Provision of Entrepreneurship and Small and Micro Enterprise Support for Jobs
  • Operationalization of the Ghana Labour Market Information System, Upgradation of District Public Employment Centres and Services, and Independent Performance Reviews of Selected Government Youth Employment and Skills Development Programs.
  • Capacity Development, Technical Assistance, and Project Management Support to Coordinating, Implementing, and Partnering Agencies for Enhanced Skills and Jobs Impact.

Hon. Dr. Patrick Boakye-Yiadom, the Member of Parliament for Obuasi East cautioned the youth to take the project serious without thinking about which government brought it but rather they should make sure they benefited from the project.

Hon. Faustina Amissah, the District Chief Executive for Obuasi East in her address said, although there is economic hardship in the country but gave assurance that the NPP government led by His Excellency Nana Akuffo Addo is committed to promote and protect the interest of the youth and also guarantee their future, hence the introduction of this initiative that focuses on youth employability, she emphasized.

Kelvin Ofori-Atta the Head of BAC said the expected outcome of this project is to culminate into job creation, job sustainability, business innovation and growth for enterprises owned by the youth in the country, leading to the reduction of social vices due mainly to unemployment amongst the youth.

He added that the project aims at helping the government to better respond to the imperative of creating more and decent jobs for the youth and the rapidly growing labour force.

He therefore encouraged more women in the district to apply since 50% of the Target Beneficiaries should be women and Priority would be given to Persons with Disability.

Report By: ISD Felicia Manu