The Member of Parliament (MP) of Asuoagyaman Constitutency, Hon. Thomas Ampem Nyarko in partnership with Unilime Foundation has presented 15 machines and tools to beneficiaries of Vocational, Technical and Technological (VOCTECH) Project to enhance their training.
This, was in fulfilment of a promise he made in June this year during the Launch of VOCTECH in the Eastern Region as part of the partnership.
BeneficiariesThe Project dubbed “VOCTECH” initiated by Unilime Foundation aims to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) specifically but not limited to; “No Hunger, No Poverty, Decent work and Economic Growth.”Hon. Nyarko, last Saturday presented items including eight (8) sewing machines, three (3) hair driers, 4 shovel, 4 hammer, 4 towel, and a head pan to the beneficiaries who are already enrolled on the project since June this year.
The sewing machines were presented to Mavis Kwapong, Anita Addo, Belinda Ofori, Diana Frimpong, Vicentia Dodzi, Agyei Evans and Emmanuella Owuredu-Atta who are enrolled in sewing vocation.
The hairdriers were presented to Victoria Ofosuwaa, Dora Larteibia, and Edna Dei who are enrolled in hairdressing profession.
Others were presented to Godwin Aabasa, Maxwell Amoateng Yeboah who enrolled in Tiling and Isaac Amoako Osei who is enrolled in masonry.
Making the presentation, hon. Nyarko pointed out that, the capacity of government to employ new ones has been exhausted and as such, they should without hesitation consider taking up Vocational, Technological and Technical training in order to establish jobs for themselves.
Hence, as an effort to help government reduce unemployment rate in the country, Hon. Nyarko disclosed that, he has set up over 100 youth in Vocational and Technical training in his Constituency.
He said, when they take vocational and technical training seriously, they would acquire relevant and marketable skills which would enable them pursue their dreams and improve their living standards as individuals.
Commending Unilime Foundation for such a laudable initiative, he promised to settle the rest of the bills to facilitate the training of trainees by the close of the year.
As part of impacting the Youth positively in his Constituency, he said, over the years, he adopted a model of enrolling the youth in Vocational and Technical training to make their lives meaningful, but most of the trainees quit in the course of the training.
This, he said, did not allow him to achieve his goal. Therefore, he changed the model to setting trainees up upon successful completion.
Gearing towards setting up trainees upon graduation, has created a lot of jobs for the youth because, “I provide all the materials and equipment to set them up after their training”, he noted.
Hence, the trainees should take their training seriously to spur him to exude his best in assisting them to become better people in the society, he advised.
According to him, he is passionate about youth empowerment and as a result, he has proven to be well prepared to contribute to anything that adds value to the lives of the youth.
This, Hon. Nyarko said was why he partnered with NGOs to empower the less privileged in Vocational and Technical training.
“I would enroll more youth on the project if the trainees display seriousness in the training,” the MP said.
As a Member of Parliament, he noted that, his vision for the Constituency is to promote economic development, increase employment rate, reduce social vices and improve the quality of lives of people in his constituency.
Concluding, he called on other benevolent individuals, institutions and MP’s to support a good cause of changing lives and building hope.
Editor: Miss Emmanuella Oduro Appiah