The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme-NEIP has commenced training of over 24,000 applicants in the “YOUTH IN INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURE PROGRAMME under the GHANA CARES ‘OBAATAN PA’ PROGRAMME.
Training begins from the 9th to 31 May 2022. All 24,000 applicants have been posted to private business incubation hubs and consultants who will take beneficiaries through training.
The program seeks to enlist young people between the ages of eighteen (18) to forty (40) Years who are in Agriculture to be trained and funded.
Shortlisted applicants will receive an amount ranging from Ten Thousand (10,000) to One Hundred Thousand (100,000) Ghana Cedis after they have gone through training and mentoring
The Ghana CARES (Obaatan pa) programme is an unprecedented, bold and audacious GHȻ100 billion post COVID programme to stabilise, revitalise and transform Ghana’s economy to create jobs and prosperity for Ghanaians over a three-year period. It is sequenced in two phases: a Stabilisation Phase that is running from July to the end of the year (2020); and a medium-term Revitalization Phase from 2021-2023.
The first phase of the programme builds on the actions already taken by the Government under the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme, including stabilisation of the economy, ensuring food security, supporting businesses and workers, strengthening the health system and passage of legislation to facilitate quick economic recovery.
The second phase aims at revitalising and transforming the economy from 2021-2023 will focus on supporting commercial farming and attracting educated youth into agriculture, building Ghana’s light manufacturing sector, developing engineering/machine tools and ICT/digital economy, developing Ghana’s housing and construction industry, reviewing and optimising the implementation of Government flagships and key programmes among others.
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