GHANA NEEDS DRASTIC CHANGES IN ITS ECONOMIC STRUCUTRE

ACCRA, Ghana needs to make a paradigm shift in its economic structure towards one that is hinged on expanding value addition to its natural resources because of current global trends and the quest of the present government to achieve rapid economic growth, says the Executive Director of the National Vocation Training Institute (NVTI), Mawusi Nudekor Awitey.

She made the call when she addressed the 5th graduation and 2nd best staff award ceremony of the Biriwa Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Institute (VTRI) in Central Region over the weekend. The day, which was celebrated on the theme “Quality TVET: a tool for Ghana’s rapid industrialisation growth, offered the graduands the opportunity to showcase some of their products to the general public.

The 153 graduates included those who had trained for four years in Block Laying and Concreting, Carpentry and joinery, General Electrical, Catering, Dressmaking, Leather Works, Welding and Fabrications, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning as well as Generic Skills for sustainable livelihood.

According to Awitey, massive industrialisation engendered varied processing efforts to create spiral effect in various sectors of the economy, thereby leading the transformation which would enhance industrial growth.

She emphasised that a skilled workforce was needed at all sectors of the economy as it remained a pre-condition for the economic growth of the country.

She urged the government to make skills development a priority. The skills so developed, shall lead to self-reliance in the absence of wage employment and enhance the industrialisation process she added.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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GHANA NEEDS DRASTIC CHANGES IN ITS ECONOMIC STRUCUTRE

ACCRA, Ghana needs to make a paradigm shift in its economic structure towards one that is hinged on expanding value addition to its natural resources because of current global trends and the quest of the present government to achieve rapid economic growth, says the Executive Director of the National Vocation Training Institute (NVTI), Mawusi Nudekor Awitey.

She made the call when she addressed the 5th graduation and 2nd best staff award ceremony of the Biriwa Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Institute (VTRI) in Central Region over the weekend. The day, which was celebrated on the theme “Quality TVET: a tool for Ghana’s rapid industrialisation growth, offered the graduands the opportunity to showcase some of their products to the general public.

The 153 graduates included those who had trained for four years in Block Laying and Concreting, Carpentry and joinery, General Electrical, Catering, Dressmaking, Leather Works, Welding and Fabrications, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning as well as Generic Skills for sustainable livelihood.

According to Awitey, massive industrialisation engendered varied processing efforts to create spiral effect in various sectors of the economy, thereby leading the transformation which would enhance industrial growth.

She emphasised that a skilled workforce was needed at all sectors of the economy as it remained a pre-condition for the economic growth of the country.

She urged the government to make skills development a priority. The skills so developed, shall lead to self-reliance in the absence of wage employment and enhance the industrialisation process she added.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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