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As part of moves to make Builsa the industrial hub of the Upper East region, the district has trained about 9000 people under the Rural Enterprise Project.
Additionally, the district has made available GH¢2000 as part of its counterpart funds to assist apprentice in various trades to start their own business.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Builsa, Hon Thomas Kofi Alonsi made this known at the closing ceremony of a Community Based Training in soap making for seventy-eight women in the district.
The training programme was organised by the Business and Advisory Centre of the Rural Enterprises Project for women and unemployed youth in Sinyangsa and Kanjarga in collaboration with the Builsa District Assembly.
Speaking at the ceremony, the DCE said told the participants that they had taken their share of the national cake to reduce poverty, provide jbs and improve upon the living standards.
He expressed the hope that before the exit of direct support from the project, the living standards and economic status of beneficiaries of the project will be much improved leading to a more stable society.
He encouraged beneficiaries of the project to open bank accounts either as individuals or small groups at the Builsa Community Bank to enable them benefit from the funds to be disbursed.
Hon. Alonsi pledged the assembly’s continuous support in creating an enabling business environment for those who are being groomed.
He urged participants to take their destiny into their own hands and adopt what has been given to them, adding that it would serve as the basis for further assistance to them.
"It is now the turn for you who are freshly trained with new ideas to also come out with excellent customer demand goods so that you can make a break through in your enterprise and make the money for yourselves", he advised.