The Northern Ghana has been suffering from poverty which makes survival difficult. As part of initiatives in alleviating hardship, Kosmos Innovation Centre (KIC) has provided entrepreneurship training for young female entrepreneurs and impending entrepreneurs.

A representative from KOSMOS innovation center, Madam Tuffour Mercy addressing young women indicated they are committed to increasing awareness of agricultural opportunities and the associated entrepreneurial benefits for the youth.

To achieve this, they have rolled out  series of programs and projects to reach and support them at each level of their growth. The KIC projects are structured to provide support to youth ranging from high school students to Medium-scale business owners’. Monies were also given to trained women to start up their own businesses.

Madam Mercy indicated that it was necessary to visit Jirapa after monitoring many media platforms and noticed that individuals in Jirapa needed to be trained on making Bar Soaps, Shower Gel, Akomadada and Antibiotics cream.

She added that, they also focus on the local communities that are ready for the training as in 11 partnership to Universities and Colleges that could benefit from cash prices worth $50,000.

We trained people across the country that could use banana and plantain to produce relevant items such as Pads and many more.

KIC has chosen Jirapa Municipal to benefit from their aims in fighting poverty and promoting business development on entrepreneurial skills and the Two days training has been organized for over 350 young females in the Municipality.

Speaking on the training ground at McNulty Hall in Jirapa on behalf of the Jirapa Municipal Health Directorate, Mad. Yiripare Prudence called for all young women who were part of the training to know Women are powerful in business and entrepreneurial skills. This is a crucial training that would eradicate poverty among the people of Jirapa and also reduce inflation among good and service in the location, he added.

Miss Dakurah Portia a trainee from Tizza Naayiri said the entrepreneurial training given to them will eradicate poverty, also it will help prevent unwanted pregnancies among unmarried and young ladies usually lured by men with money.

Prisca from Baazu and Millicent from Duori commented that they only need capital to start their business as they have been trained on this entire entrepreneurial skills.

Source: Moses Dongyiri/Gangaa Fm

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