New GYEEDA ICT module launched

ICT_InternetRLG Communication in collaboration with the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA), on Monday launched an enterprise project in Koforidua to provide people with kiosks to serve as workout stations for them.

Ms Mavis Amma Frempong, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, launched the project, which forms part of the Government’s effort to engage more youth through entrepreneurial and skills development.

She cautioned the beneficiaries to use the kiosks for the purposes they were intended for and noted that at a time when government was making frantic efforts to empower the youth, some corrupt officials of the Agency were sabotaging the programme.

Ms Frimpong warned those involved to desist from their nefarious practices since they would not be spared by the law when caught.

She said over 3,000 beneficiaries had been trained in ICT in the region and given set-up items.

Ms Frimpong said under the GYEEDA programme, the government was also exploring opportunities in agriculture, electricity, and mines among others to create employment for the youth and also to address the challenges in those sectors.

Mr Kofi Yirenkyi, National Sales Manager, RLG Communications Limited, said 50,000 youth were so far trained nationwide in ICT intervention areas such as software, hardware, repairs assembling and entrepreneurship.

He said the project was initiated to offer back-up support to trainees or graduates of the ICT Module and other individuals who were desirous of making themselves economically viable.

“This is an applied ICT business initiative aimed at equipping young Ghanaians with the tools and platform to engage in the sales and after sales services of Rlg electronic devices such as mobile phones and laptops among other things”.

Mr Yirenkyi said those kiosks would be placed at strategic and commercially viable locations in any part of Ghana as agreed with the interested party.

He said each individual signing up for the scheme would be provided with a set of tools to aid him in running the business.

“By implementing this project, Rlg is reaffirming its total and unflinching commitment towards job creation for the youth”.

Mr Yirenkyi challenged the beneficiaries to embrace the scheme, avail themselves to it and cause a change to themselves, their families and their communities.

Source: GNA

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