Ghanaian returnees from Libya get assistance
At least 120 Ghanaian returnees from Libya in Nkoranza, Techiman and Kintampo Municipalities have been assisted with working tools and agricultural inputs to help them start businesses.
The items, valued at GH¢22,387.00, were presented on Wednesday at Nkoranza at a durbar to climax a two-month skills and business development pilot project for the beneficiaries under the Libyan Returnees Reintegration Assistance Project.
They included tools and equipment on masonry, welding, auto mechanic, carpentry, hairdressing, materials for poultry farming, Wellington boots, spraying machines, cutlasses, hoes, watering cans, weedicides, fertilizers as well as improved tomato, cabbage and maize seeds.
The project is under the auspices of International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Brong Ahafo Regional Office of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) with funding by the European Union.
The IOM Ghana and UNDP Ghana have been collaborating with the NADMO regional office in Brong-Ahafo Region since November 2011 to offer reintegration assistance to the beneficiaries in the three municipalities.
The assistance offered included co-operatives formation and management capacity building, training in business development skills and the provision of working tools for the trained beneficiaries.