LOWER MANYA KROBO MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY LAUNCHED BUSINESS IN THE BOX PROJECT

The Ghana Enterprises Agency in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality on Monday 11th March, 2024 launched a Business in the Box (Bizbox) project at the Municipal Assembly Conference Hall.
The aim of the program is to empower the Youth in the Municipality who are within the range of Fifteen- Thirty-Five (15-35) years and are willing to undergo an apprenticeship training to become skill artisans in future. This initiative is part of government effort to reduce unemployment situation in the country.
Mr. Edmond Addo head of Business Advisory Center (BAC) in his presentation explained the Bizbox as the assumption of people having little or no knowledge about handworks and had been put together in a box. He therefore advised that whenever one wants to learn a trade or venture into any business without any knowledge on it he or she can come to their office for an assistance. Mr. Edmond Addo further indicated that artisans who will register with Agency will also benefit from the program by allocating the apprentice to them and pay for their training. He said when the apprentices are done with their training government will support them with start-up kits to start their work.
The Chairman for the program Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, the Municipal Chief Executive for Lower Manya Krobo and also the NPP parliamentary candidate in his speech stated the need for the youth to grab this opportunity as it will help develop the individuals and the Municipality as a whole. He pointed it out to the participant that there is an already existing opportunity to the people living with disabilities (PWDs) where government gives support to them by purchasing the items the beneficiaries want to sell. He stated that from 2017 to February this year a total of 600 people with disabilities benefited.
Hon. Simon said the Bizbox project should not be politicized as it will benefit everyone irrespective of one political affiliation. He said they are looking forward to see over Eighty-Five Thousand (85,000) youth benefiting from this initiative.
He ended his speech by announcing his dream to become Member of Parliament for the Lower Manya Krobo Constituency and called on all and sundry to support him with their votes in order to make this dream reality.
In attendance were the MCE Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, Rev. S.B Lawerteh (PCG, Kpong Bethel), The Chief Imam, and Hon. Emmanuel Siakwa NPP Constituency Chairman among others.
By: Abraham Tettey Wayo
MIO: Lower Manya Krobo