From Francis Owusu-Ansah,
The Business Advisory Centre in the Banda District of the Brong- Ahafo Region has presented start-up tools to six carpenters in the district to enable them set up their own business after receiving training from the Centre.
Making the presentation, the District Coordinator of the Centre, Madam, Ophelia Amponsah Tabi, said the presentation formed part of the Centre’s effort towards poverty reduction in the district.
She said the start-up tools given the apprentice are also to enable them set up their own carpentry shops to earn a living, which would improve their living standards.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Banda, Madam, Mary Konneh, advised them to use the tools effectively to grow their businesses, and to help create job opportunities for the unemployed in the district.
She also urged them to properly maintain the tools given them, adding that the assembly will be visiting their shops to monitor their activities.
The DCE said she was ready to support the youth in the district to help set up their own businesses, and that the benefits would be extended to other people in different categories.
The beneficiaries expressed appreciation to the centre and the assembly for the support given them.