The Rebecca Foundation in collaboration with the Nationwide Board for Tiny Scale Industries (NBSSI) and MasterCard Foundation has released ‘Young Africa Works’ Challenge.
This aims to increase prospects for the youth by building fulfilling and dignified jobs.
The initiative which kick started off on Wednesday will over a a few-year period of time, create 39,000 employment, 70 per cent of which will be women.
Its targets are graduate youth, out of faculty youth, university dropouts, and ladies-owned led micro, smaller and medium enterprises.
Providing a speech at its launch, the To start with Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo stated inspite of initiatives by govt to tackle youth unemployment, the menace persists hovering all-around 69 % by stop of 2019, in accordance to the International Labour Organization (ILO).
This, in accordance to her, is unacceptable, consequently the need to have for strategic steps and procedures that choose into thought youth improvement and integration.
Mrs Akufo-Addo more famous that youth unemployment has the probable to produce severe social implications and can guide to social exclusion and unrest.
She then known as on the personal sector and other bodies to husband or wife federal government to support youth employment and entrepreneurship.
She also urged standard, spiritual and neighborhood leaders to rally behind the NBSSI/Mastercard Foundation initiative, to empower the youth step into the new future, where their individual and collective contribution will transform Ghana.
The Government Director of the NBSSI Kosi Yankey-Ayeh, on her part, was optimistic the partnership would fix 1 of the country’s troubles which is unemployment.
“This partnership and funding is to help women and the youth and about 80 to 90 per cent of it will go into funding and supporting the programme.
“Many a time, most programmes just assist the administrative functions, but in this scenario, there is an intentional goal to ensure that all the money will go into supporting and serving to the youth of this state to do much better,” she reported.
Speaking to JoyNews a beneficiary of the venture, Benedicta Nuwani mentioned having concerned in the task has enabled her to fulfil her goals.
“What I will do now is to have my personal coming up with company and when it grows I will enable other youthful kinds whose dreams are to come to be trend designer,” she claimed.