Goaso East Assemblyman supports youth to acquire employable skills

Mr. Dauda Tahiru, Assembly Member for Gauso East Electoral Area in the Obuasi Municipality, has supported some constituents to acquire employable skills.

It is part of plans to boost businesses and owners of small and medium scale enterprises, especially hairdressers and seamstresses, by supporting them with start-up kits, hence, the intervention.

As a result, the Assembly Member has donated sewing machines and hair dryers to selected seamstresses and hairdressers in the community to boost their businesses and to train other youth to reduce unemployment among the youth in the area.

He also presented clothes and sandals to children and organised free health screening for members of the community.

According him, the initiative was geared towards his quest to build the capacity of the youth in his electoral area in skills acquisition.

Mr. Dauda Tahiru, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Ya-Latif Engineering Center, disclosed that he had enrolled most of the youth in his training center free of charge.

He said the gesture was inspired by his desire to empower the youth towards addressing youth unemployment.

Under his education and skills training programme, the Assembly Member donated 100 pieces of sandals to pupils of the Saqquafiya School in 2021.

The Assembly Member implored the youth to focus on acquiring employable skills to engage them in more productive ventures.

Adramani Gauso, Odikro of Goaso, called on the youth in the community to prioritise education, and advised parents to commit resources and time towards educating their wards.

He stated that the chiefs were prepared to help any child who had the desire to pursue education to the highest level.

The Goaso caretaker Chief reiterated the pledge by leaders of the community to wean the community off criminal elements.

He gave the assurance that the leaders would not shield anybody who was bent on dragging the name of the community into the mud.

The beneficiaries expressed their profound gratitude to the Assembly Member for his resolve to help the youth to be productive in acquiring employable skills, and promised to use the equipments and tools to boost their businesses to enable them support other youth in the community.


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