The Member of Parliament for the Dormaa East Constituency, Paul Apraku Twum-Barimah has supported about 200 youth in his constituency with several vocational development materials to help them commence their apprenticeship.
The items, include 100 hair dryers, over 100 Sewing Machines, several carpentry and masonry tools, laptops for students, deep freezers for selected shop owners among others.
Presenting the items, Paul Twum-Barimah noted that youth development is very key in his development agenda for the constituency.
He promised to do more to resource the youth in his constituency to be successful and independent entrepreneurs to secure their livelihoods.
Mr Twum-Barimah said he was determined to creating the enabling environment for the youth and the unemployed to generate employment.
“This is the second batch of items being donated and I am determined to provide more for you. I am hopeful that the items will be put to good use and well protected to enable you generate some income for yourselves”, the MP advised.
Mr Twum-Barimah said reiterated that increasing investment in young people is the key to development.
This, he said, include promoting quality vocational education that prepares them for future.
According to him, empowerment of the youth with education and skills training is key to the economic development of Africa.
“There is now a firm recognition in the NPP government that the development of entrepreneurial challenge is key to the process of economic development and to addressing the challenge of unemployment especially among the youth.
“The empowerment of this young population with access to education and skills training and the creation of the enabling environment for their businesses to survive and thrive constitutes very powerful tools for economic development in Africa and the world”, the MP added.