World Bank supports NYEP
Mr. Abuga Pele, the National Coordinator of the National Youth employment programme (NYEP), has announced that World Bank has provided a grant of $65million for the smooth running of NYEP.
According to him, the government of Denmark through DANIDA has also promised to provide five million dollars under the programme, to assist physically challenged people to establish their own business.
Mr. Pele disclosed this at Bolgatanga, in the Upper East Region, during a regional graduation ceremony of dress makers, which brought together a total number of 767 young girls trained in dressmaking, from the nine districts in the region.
Mr. Pele said all arrears and allowances of personnel of the programme would be paid up to the end of March whilst that of April, May and June would be paid by the end of June. He urged all employees to provide details of the necessary documents to their co-ordinators to facilitate the payment.
He therefore used the occasion to launch new programmes of the NYEP which include batik, tie and dye, soap making, carving, drum making, carpentry and joinery, auto mechanics, fabrication works and guinea fowl rearing.
Mrs. Lucy Awuni, the Deputy Regional Minister, on her part stated that the Business Development and Advisory Unit will provide the needed technical and advisory support to any youth with sound business ideas and is interested in setting up their individual enterprises.
Each beneficiary was given a sewing machine and its accessories free of charge and will be assisted with microfinance to commence work at their various areas.