SNV Ghana held a Green project job fair for the residents of Ejura-Sekyedumase municipality, under the theme ” Career Guidance: Finding my desired career path in the green economy ” on Tuesday May 25, 2021 at the Ejura community centre.
The job fair aims at bringing together Employers, Entrepreneurs and Job seekers to promote job opportunities as well as the development of entrepreneurship and innovation in the green economy.
SNV Ghana is a nonprofit international development organization that aims at making a lasting difference in the lives of people living in abject poverty by helping raise incomes and access basic services. It however, focuses on three sectors, Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
The boosting Green Employment and Enterprise opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) project is a four-year action from the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana, SNV Netherlands Development Organization and the United Nations Capital Development Fund(UNCDF).
Addressing participants and dignitaries who were present to witness the job fair, the project directress, Gifty Afi Cudjo said the GrEEn project aims at creating greater economic and employment opportunities for youth, women and returning migrants by promoting and supporting sustainable-green business in two selected regions, Western and Ashanti regions in seven districts which the Ejura-Sekyedumase municipality fell within.
According to her, the green project also aims to provide entrepreneurial skills that do not have adverse negative effects on the weather and climate.
She urged all participants whether job seekers or entrepreneurs to develop a keen interest for the job fair so as to acquire the knowledge needed for the enhancement of their lives.
The Municipal Coordinating Director, Alhaj Mohammed Issif Fawei who graced the event in the stead of the Municipal Chief Executive, said the green project job fair through seasoned green entrepreneurs inspire participants to accept their own green business, and furnished with green opportunity through entrepreneurial development within the Ejura-Sekyedumase municipality to guide their career opportunity. This ambition according to him goes in line with government programme of economic and social development policies and agenda for jobs, creating agenda for prosperity and equal for all.
According to the Coordinating Director, under the agenda for jobs, the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) was established and about 400 young people has been provided with employment in various sectors. The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) is another form of social and economic development policies and agenda for prosperity.
He said, NBSSI/BAC through the central government has been resourced to provide entrepreneurial skills to small and medium enterprises in the municipality.
Ejura-Sekyedumase municipality should be counted lucky MMDA in Ashanti region to be selected among the few to benefit from the green project, he acclaimed.
On behalf of the entire citizens and the Ejura traditional council, he expressed his profound gratitude to the SNV GrEEn project for such a golden opportunity. He said he fervently hopes that the job fair goes a long way to improve the living conditions of the people of Ejura and its environs; so as to make the citizens responsible and thereby contributing to the socio-economic development of the municipality and the country as a whole.
He finally urged all agencies working to provide entrepreneurial skills to collaborate effectively for excellent results.
Sumankwaahene of Ejura traditional council, Nana Owusu Pobi who represented Barima Osei Hwidie II felt very impressed upon observance of great entrepreneurs who are ready to impart entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to the Masses of participants present at the job fair.
He added that the traditional council lead by Barima Osei Hwidie II are solidly behind them in terms of support.
The participants present at the job fair were divided into Employability (job seekers) and Entrepreneurship (job establishment) Where training commenced.