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Dec 20, 2011

Hundred youth acquire skills

Ms Sedina Tamakloe-Ationu, National Co-ordinator of the National Youth Authority’s (NYA)’s says one hundred youth engaged under the National Youth Authority -project have graduated after undergo-free range broiler poultry production.

According to her, the programme intends to equip the youth with entrepreneurial skills, while recognizing the government’s desire to increase private sector participation in its development agenda.

Ms Tamakloe-Ationu made this known at Afienya and stressed that youth, drawn from the 10 regions, also underwent tutorials in housing management, disease and pest control and marketing at the Youth Leadership and Skills Training Institute at Afienya in the Dangme West District in the Greater Accra Region.

According to him, the programme, a joint partnership between the NYA and Tycriss Livestock Farms, was targeted at meeting the increasing annual poultry supply deficit.

She further explained that the primary focus for the introduction of the project is to raise the status of agriculture as a national priority to generate more jobs for the youth in the country.

Ms Tamakloe-Ationu announced that the NYA intended to extend the project to four regions by the first quarter 0f 2012, in line with its strategy to achieve the one million-bird target in the next three years.

She gave an indication that the authority is determined to reengineer the curricula of the Western and Volta Regional Youth Leadership Training centers through the provision of machinery and equipment in order to feed into the oil industry and called for financial support from the public and private sectors towards the achievement of the set goals.

Source: ISD