Youth asked to form business groups to secure financial support

By Alex
Ofori Agyekum, GNA

Nsawam (E/R), Oct. 9, GNA – Mr Isaac Nimako,
the Eastern Regional Manager of the National Board for Small Scale Industries
has called on the youth to form business groups to enable them to secure
funding for their projects.

He said the youth could establish groups in
soap making, bee-keeping, mushrooming, snail rearing and other cash-crops to
attract support from financial institutions and become self-employed for good
living standard.

Mr Nimako made the call at a workshop
organised by the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Business Advisory Centre under the Rural
Enterprise Programme to discuss how best to bring the youth under one umbrella
to promote agricultural business in the rural communities.

He said the formation of the farming groups
would help in reactivating some of the factories like the Astek Pineapple Fruit
Processing Factory at Nsawam-Adoagyiri, the Cannery Company and others, which
had gone dormant due to inadequate supply of raw materials.

The Regional Manager said the Advisory Centre
was ready to furnish prospective farming groups with training and to assist
them with social amenities to enhance their activities to create job
opportunities.

Mr Kwashie Davies Adamitey, Head of the
Business Advisory Centre of Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality urged the youth to
seriously venture into food crops farming to supply to the local markets and
for export to earn a living.

He called on the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipal
Assembly to create a platform for farmers in the municipality for them to share
ideas and for them to come under an umbrella to secure funds to expand their
farms.

He said Mr Albert Amponsah of Albe Farms
Limited, a private entity was collaborating with the Assembly to register
cooperative farmers in the municipality to cultivate, process and export
pineapple products.

Mr Rockson Acquah, the Chairman of the
Business Advisory Centre hinted that the Assembly had presented 20,000
pineapple suckers to the centre to be given to farmers for replanting and that
those who are interested should contact the centre.

GNA

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