Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency’s Trade and Vocation Module, has trained 3,698 hairdressers and dressmakers in Upper East Region.
The graduates made up of 2,700 dressmakers and 998 hairdressers at the weekend received set up kits free of charge in Bolgatanga to begin their economic ventures.
The kits included sewing machines, hairdryers and hairdressing accessories.
The course beneficiaries will also have the opportunity to procure workshops to start their vocation under a modernised special micro credit programme implemented in partnership with the Asongtaaba Cottage Industry and Exchange Programme.
Mr Abuga Pele, National Coordinator of GYEEDA, whose address was read on his behalf said the programme focused on offering entrepreneurial skills to 100,000 youth and expanding the modules to cover areas such as grass cutter rearing, youth farms, transport business, bamboo processing as well as a mobile phone repairs.
A total of 23,971 dressmakers and 10,255 hairdressers have been offered tools to do work with under the programme.
Mr Pele said steps have been initiated to harness the benefits of public private partnership towards solving youth unemployment problems.
Mrs Lucy Awuni, Deputy Regional Minister asked the graduates to work hard to make the GYEEDA programme achieve the desired goals for a better Ghana.