A day’s training for small holder Contractors has been organized for community contractors of AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine.
The workshop, which is the third in-the- series forms part of the Local Economic Development Initiatives of the Mine, and was aimed at developing the capacities of contractors in host communities for business development and job creation. It was in partnership with the National Board for Small Scale Industries. (NBSSI).
Addressing participants, the Municipal Director of NBSSI in Tarkwa, Mr Francis Baghr explained, the workshop will help participants acquire the basic rudiments of business management in order to make their businesses attractive. Participants were taken through topics such as Expansion of Business, Taxation, Financial Management and Good Record Keeping. Mr Baghr, encouraged them to register with the NBSSI and be abreast with technological advancement.
The interactive session also afforded the contractors opportunity to share among themselves some challenges confronting them in their line of work. The contractors who were appreciative of the training called on the Mine to organize such training quarterly to enable them be abreast with modern trends of business and entrepreneurial skills.
A Senior Community Development Officer of the Mine, Enoch Osei added that the training will enable the local contractors to be competitive and self-sufficient after the Mine’s closure and obtain the requisite skills in business management. The Local Economic Development Initiative of the Mine forms part of the Mine’s Social Investment Strategy. It is a broad partnership between the Tarkwa Municipal Assembly through the National Board for Small Scale Industries to empower small enterprises development in the promotion of businesses development.
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