Navrongo (UE) Dec. 7 GNA – Centre for Social Mobiliation and Sustainable Development (CENSODEV), a Non-Governmental Organisation has initiated a number of interventions in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality to halt youth migration.
The NGO with support from Self Help Activation Responsibility Empowerment (SHARE) Foundation, a charitable organization in Germany as means of curbing the menace, had empowered a number of young entrepreneurs with business skills to develop and market their products.
Most of the beneficiaries, who had been empowered with various skills in decision making, form of business ownership, planning tools for business, promotional tools, Communication Skills and Customer Care and Risk Management had established their Small and Micro Enterprises.
The Executive Director of CENSODEV, Mr Braimah Sanjage, said apart from the training component, another major intervention his outfit had introduced was to help the beneficiaries to develop business plans to secure start-up capitals for their project and added that the intervention was successfully executed.
He said the project helps link the beneficiaries to market their produce by establishing website to serve as a major market platform.
“As part of the project implementation, the project will establish a business start-up centre for those of you finding it difficult to set up your outfit and also conduct couching sessions to your shops and marketing centres to see progress with your businesses as well as offer you some technical advice if there are challenges to improve your operations,” he added.
He said the NGO received sponsorship from Self Help Activation Responsibility Empowerment (SHARE) Foundation, a charitable organisation in Germany, to organise the training programme.
Mr Alhassan Abdual-Baqi, Assistant Development Officer at the Kassena-Nankana Municipal Assembly, who commended the NGO and SHARE Foundation for implementing the project, said government was overwhelmed by development challenges and expressed optimism that the empowerment of the young entrepreneurs with skills would help complement government’s effort at job creation for the people, particularly the youth.
The Chief Executive Officer of SHARE Foundation, Hasan Dagdelen, said her outfit was passionate in supporting organisations at curbing youth migration, promoting peace, trade, microfinance, and Manufacturing and encouraged the beneficiaries to take their work seriously to help empower themselves and their families.