Promote Vocational and Technical education to reduce unemployment

Kentinkrono (Ash), � Madam Victoria Mancell, Director of Mancell’s College formerly, (Mancell’s, Girls Vocational Institute) at Kentinkrono has called on government to emphasise on vocational and technical education, to make it more functional, and reduce unemployment.

She said at a time when the country was battling with graduate and general unemployment, it was imperative to give greater attention to the promotion of vocational and technical education, to give employable and entrepreneurial skills to the numerous Ghanaian youth.

Madam Mancell made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency last Friday.

She said academic challenges should not render any child redundant. Vocational and Technical training give skills to the youth and make them productive and responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully towards family, community and general societal well-being,”.

She cautioned against the wrongful Impression that vocational and technical education were second choice programmes, and urged the Ghana Education Service (GES) to give equal attention to secondary, vocational and technical education in the country.

Madam Mancell also urged parents not to force their wards into courses that do not help, but those that could enhance their future well-being, stressing that vocational and technical graduates did not solely depend on government for employment.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Promote Vocational and Technical education to reduce unemployment

Kentinkrono (Ash), � Madam Victoria Mancell, Director of Mancell’s College formerly, (Mancell’s, Girls Vocational Institute) at Kentinkrono has called on government to emphasise on vocational and technical education, to make it more functional, and reduce unemployment.

She said at a time when the country was battling with graduate and general unemployment, it was imperative to give greater attention to the promotion of vocational and technical education, to give employable and entrepreneurial skills to the numerous Ghanaian youth.

Madam Mancell made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency last Friday.

She said academic challenges should not render any child redundant. Vocational and Technical training give skills to the youth and make them productive and responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully towards family, community and general societal well-being,”.

She cautioned against the wrongful Impression that vocational and technical education were second choice programmes, and urged the Ghana Education Service (GES) to give equal attention to secondary, vocational and technical education in the country.

Madam Mancell also urged parents not to force their wards into courses that do not help, but those that could enhance their future well-being, stressing that vocational and technical graduates did not solely depend on government for employment.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Kwahu Afram Plains North District Assembly disburses disability fund

Donkorkrom (E/R)- The Kwahu Afram Plains North District Assembly has disbursed a total of GH91,200.00 to Persons With Disability (PWD) within the District to empower them to undertake economic ventures that would sustain their lives.

This was at a public forum organised for them by the District’s Assembly Disability Fund Management Committee at Donkorkrom for the disbursement.

The amount included; GH2,000.00 in the form of physical cash given to beneficiaries for start-up, business expansion and GH71,000.00 used for the acquisition of the equipment and logistics.

Among items donated to the beneficiaries included; sewing machines, fridges and freezers, grinding mills, photocopier machines, wheel chairs and corn mill motors.

The money formed part of the Assembly’s share of the Common Fund and covered about 42 selected individual beneficiaries.

The District Chief Executive, Mr. Samuel Kena in his address entreated the beneficiaries to invest it into productive ventures to help uplift their standards of living and welfare cautioning them against selling logistics given to them.

He explained that, the selection of beneficiaries was very transparent since they had used the prescribed guidelines to arrive at the decision as to who should benefit out of the numerous applications they received seeking for support from the fund.

Mr. Kena explained that one major requirement was that the applicant for the fund must of necessity be a disabled person and submitted an application detailing what he or she intended to use the money for and based on the convincing reasons stated the committee approved it.

He stated that the purpose of the fund was to empower persons with disability economically to get them out of the street begging for alms among other denigrating jobs.

The beneficiaries expressed their profound gratitude to the Assembly for considering them for the fund and promised to use it in ways that would benefit them and their dependents.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Kwahu Afram Plains North District Assembly disburses disability fund

Donkorkrom (E/R)- The Kwahu Afram Plains North District Assembly has disbursed a total of GH91,200.00 to Persons With Disability (PWD) within the District to empower them to undertake economic ventures that would sustain their lives.

This was at a public forum organised for them by the District’s Assembly Disability Fund Management Committee at Donkorkrom for the disbursement.

The amount included; GH2,000.00 in the form of physical cash given to beneficiaries for start-up, business expansion and GH71,000.00 used for the acquisition of the equipment and logistics.

Among items donated to the beneficiaries included; sewing machines, fridges and freezers, grinding mills, photocopier machines, wheel chairs and corn mill motors.

The money formed part of the Assembly’s share of the Common Fund and covered about 42 selected individual beneficiaries.

The District Chief Executive, Mr. Samuel Kena in his address entreated the beneficiaries to invest it into productive ventures to help uplift their standards of living and welfare cautioning them against selling logistics given to them.

He explained that, the selection of beneficiaries was very transparent since they had used the prescribed guidelines to arrive at the decision as to who should benefit out of the numerous applications they received seeking for support from the fund.

Mr. Kena explained that one major requirement was that the applicant for the fund must of necessity be a disabled person and submitted an application detailing what he or she intended to use the money for and based on the convincing reasons stated the committee approved it.

He stated that the purpose of the fund was to empower persons with disability economically to get them out of the street begging for alms among other denigrating jobs.

The beneficiaries expressed their profound gratitude to the Assembly for considering them for the fund and promised to use it in ways that would benefit them and their dependents.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Youth advocate energy sustainability through renewable energy

Akim Awisa (E/R) – Mrs Portia Adu – Mensah the Coordinator for Ghana Reduce in Our Carbon (GROC) the local chapter of 350.org a USA based organisation has advocated the usage of renewable energies as a more sustainable way of accessing electricity.

The advocacy was centred on renewable energy which is a source of energy that is able to replenish itself such as the sun, water (hydro) and biomass.

Mrs Adu – Mensah who made the call at a durbar held at Akim Awisa as part of activities of the Odwira festival introduced to the members in the community, some renewable energy products like solar power bank for phones charging, solar torch light, solar and solar bulbs .

GROC was formed in Accra, Ghana in 2013 by a group of youth passionate about environmental sustainability and said, it aims at mobilising and empowering young people to actively champion the need to reduce our carbon emission and promote renewable energy systems as a way of combating climate change.

Mrs Adu – Mensah and her team donated a number of solar bulbs to chief and elders of Akim Awisa and the community assured their patronage to the renewable energy products when the need arises.

Source: Ghana News Agency