Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA - NBSSI) undertakes various activities
The Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA), formerly NBSSI (National Board For Small Scale Industries) through its Business Advisory Centre at Dodowa in the Shai-Osudoku District has undertaken and continue to undertake various activities in the district including:
FASCINATOR AND BEADS MAKING TRAINING.
The BAC with the support of the District Assembly organized a training programme for some selected youth within the district who are interested in learning fascinators and beads making.
The five (5) days training programme which commenced on 15th March to 19th March 2021 was organized by NBSSI at the Church of Pentecost, Dodowa Central Assembly premises.
The resource person, Ms Amanda Akorfa Agyeman, a master craftsperson in Millinery owns Mandis Expression. She gave the participants hands-on training to enable each individual to effectively gain hands-on skills in making fascinators and beads.
This program is part of the mission of the BAC to give the youth the requisite skills to become entrepreneurs and reduce the level of unemployment in the district and the country as a whole. And many of such programs are expected to be organized within the year to train more people to learn different entrepreneurial skills to aid the youth to become employable.
CORONA VIRUS ALLEVIATION PROGRAMME BUSINESS SUPPORT SCHEME (CAPBUSS) – PHASE II – TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO MSMEs
Government in collaboration with National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), Businesses & Trade Associations and selected Commercial and Rural Banks, rolled out a soft loan scheme up to a total of six hundred million Ghana cedis (GH¢600 million), with a one-year moratorium and two-year repayment period for Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises. As part of the measures to ensure efficient and effective utilization and management of the loans given, NBSSI/BAC office in Dodowa facilitated two days training programme to train MSMEs who are beneficiaries of the loan facility in Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy.
The two days training programme held from 27th to 28th of April, 2021 had fifty-one (51) beneficiaries in attendance at the Church of Pentecost – Dodowa Central Assembly. Basic Book-keeping & Tax Compliance, Financial Planning, Revenue, Expenditure and Working Capital Management were some of the topics treated. Participants at the training expressed great satisfaction with the level of knowledge they were impacted with to help improve their businesses and look forward to receiving more of such and other available trainings. All participants received copies of the training materials including a Cash Book to help them with effective record keeping. Below are images from the training session:
SHAI- OSUDOKU BUSINESS ADVISORY CENTRE (BAC) HEAD REPRESENTS DISTRICT CHIEF EXECUTIVE (DCE) AT A GRADUATION CEREMONY ORGANIZED BY EMPNET AFRICA AT AYIKUMA.
The Dodowa BAC Head, Madam Adelaide Korri on Sunday 2nd May 2021 represented the District Chief Executive, Hon. Daniel Teye Akuffo at a Graduation Ceremony at Ayikuma in the Shai-Osudoku District.
One hundred (100) youth and aged in the electoral area had undergone some vocational training in beads craft making, soap making, pastries and drinks-making. The three months of training organized by EMPNET Africa, a Non-Governmental Organization which is into Vocational Training Advocacy, Accountancy Services, Business Advisory Services, Decoration and Catering Services was climaxed with the graduation ceremony.
The BAC Head who was also the chairperson of the occasion in her address congratulated the graduands and highlighted the importance of skills training in improving the livelihoods of the youth in an era where unemployment is on the rise.
She reiterated the need for community members to have a spirit of patriotism as well as adherence to the Covid 19 safety protocols.
She used the opportunity to sensitise them on the activities of the BAC in the district such as registration of MSMEs under NBSSI, provision of technical and managerial skills, and facilitation of access to regulatory requirement with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and Standards Board Authority (GSA) among others and offered a hand of support to the graduands to access the services of the BAC.
Madam Adelaide also used the platform to once again announce to the community about the ongoing programme of Young Africa Works which NBSSI in Partnership with Mastercard Foundation have rolled out for the youth, especially the component of Apprenticeship to Entrepreneurship (A2E), Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) which is targeting the youth across the country and MBA which targets women-led existing businesses.
She concluded her address with an appreciation for the effort of EMPNET Africa in the district so far and also look forward to her office partnering with them to replicate the training in other communities within the district.