Accra, April 12, GNA— Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah, the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to support start-ups, Small and Medium Scale Businesses in their jurisdictions to help them thrive.
The Minister made the call at the end of a three-day training programme organised by GIZ for some 18 participants in ice cream and yoghurt making, in Accra.
Mr Awuah noted that one major challenge start-ups faced was the acquisition of space to start their businesses.
The Minister said MMDAs must, therefore, give such businesses the needed support by assisting them with the allocation of space.
He entreated the trainees to put the knowledge acquired from the training to proper use by investing their time and energy into their businesses.
Mr Awuah commended GIZ and the European Union for the renovation of some Public Employment Centres (PEC) across the country and said other Public Employment Centres would be renovated with the upcoming World Bank Jobs and Skills Project to make the PECS very responsive.
Mr Kinsley Broni, a Consultant from Kingsplan Links Ghana Limited, assured the Minister of the Firm’s readiness to provide the beneficiaries with start-up equipment and ingredients to set them up in business.
Mr David Tete Yaw Mensah, Senior National Programmes Coordinator of the PME at GIZ, said the Organisation would monitor and continue to guide the trainees to reap the full benefits of the training.