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Bole Youth Benefit From Employment Programme


2006-11-06 22:28:35
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The National Youth Employment Programme in Bole, in the Northern Region has so far engaged 500 out of the 1,200 unemployed youth who applied for engagement in the District. Disclosing this in an interview with the Press in Bole, the District Youth Employment Coordinator, Mr Issah Zakaria, noted that out of the 250 applicants for the Community Teaching Assistants, 100 were considered, trained and posted to assist run various schools facing the shortage of teacher problem in the District.

Mr. Zakaria said 50 other unemployed youth out of the 150 who applied would soon to be trained as Auxiliary Health Care Assistants for the various health facilities in the District.

He said the Waste and Sanitation Corps has also engaged 25 youth from the 80 applicants and that Zoom Lion, has supplied the Programme with 25 Tricycles, which have already been assembled for test use. The youth employment Coordinator disclosed that, 50 other unemployed out of the 120 who applied will soon be trained for community protection, to assist the Police combat crime in the District. He noted that 150 youth also engaged, were awaiting placement into the Trade Vocation Training, in Batik, Tie and Dye, Dressmaking, and Hair Dressing, which, he said, will reduce a greater portion of the young girls travelling to the neighbouring countries for non existent jobs.

Mr Zakaria remarked that, the programme had cultivated hundreds of hectares of sorghum, maize mango which were being managed by 200 youth who would benefit from in the not too distant future. The programme according to Mr. Zakaria, has so far received =A2390 million cedis to support its projects and programmes and commended the Bole District Assembly for its continuous support.

Source:GNA

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