30,000 more to be trained in ICT skills
GOVERNMENT| Oct. 24, 2012, 1:27 p.m.
Thirty thousand more youth are expected to start their training under the ICT Module of the Ghana Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) later this year.
The youths will be trained in a wide range of areas related to ICT, including mobile phone and computer assembling and repairs as well as entrepreneurship skills.
This follows the successful execution of the third contract by rlg Communications and GYEEDA.
Alhaji Amidu Sulemana, Upper West Regional Minister announced this in Wa during the graduation of 537 youth who have already completed their skills acquisition training at the rlg Institute of Technology.
Sulemana said the project was absolutely necessary as it offered an assurance to the teaming youth that the government had them in mind and would continue to implement youth friendly policies to empower them.
The Regional Minister also commended the continuous desire of the Ministry for Youth and Sports in ensuring that GYEEDA was given the necessary resources to facilitate the recruitment and training of more youth irrespective of their political affiliation.
This, he said, was imperative to correct the notion that only party youth befitted from GYEEDA.
He also commended rlg for expanding its training facilities across the country to pave way for more trainees to enroll.
He noted that government extremely appreciated the company’s effort in ensuring that the ICT module succeeded.
Nurideen Saani, Regional GYEEDA Coordinator said the Agency was focusing on youth entrepreneurship and expanding its self-employment modules, adding that over 100,000 youth were in the process of being set up in small scale business ventures.
Saani announced that the World Bank was supporting the programme with USD65 million and urged the youth to develop good business plans and forward them to GYEEDA for financial support.
Isaac Appiah, Head of the rlg Institute of Technology believed the training was enough to challenge the beneficiaries to position themselves adequately to face what he termed a challenging world driven by technology, innovation and knowledge.
Appiah said currently, the company had 46 centres dotted across the country and they hoped to double the number to ensure easy access by all irrespective of location, background or financial status. He said rlg looked forward to engaging over 30,000 youth in its assembly plant after the expansion project on the plant.
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