Breman Asikuma youth undergo entrepreneurship seminar


A day?s youth entrepreneurship seminar has been held at Breman Asikuma to equip the youth with the requisite skills that will enhance their individual development.

Breman Traditional AreaThe Breman Traditional Council, in collaboration with the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Secretariat of the National Youth Authority (NYA), organized the seminar held on the theme: Youth Empowerment through Entrepreneurship?.

Over 120 participants from 32 communities and towns within the Breman Traditional Area attended the seminar that also served as a platform for the youth to acquire new skills.

Addressing the participants, Odeefuo Amoakwa Buadu VIII, Omanhene of Breman Traditional Area, appealed to the youth to begin to look around their immediate environs to identify potential business opportunities and to start exploring these opportunities.

He mentioned the numerous resources that abound in the area and challenged the youth to make the best out of these abundant and diverse resources available to them.

He called on other developmental partners such as the District Assembly, NGOs and financial institutions to get on board to support youth- focused activities especially the entrepreneurial drive of the youth in the area.

Mr. Chris Essilfie and Mr. Percy Amoo Yankey, both of whom are business advisory experts and Executive Directors of IBS Consulting Alliance, urged the youth to begin to break the cycle of overdependence on government for employment by nurturing entrepreneurial ideas and applying them to the many business opportunities in the area.

Nana Yaa Yeboah III, Queenmother of Breman Nwomaso, advised the youth not to be preoccupied by seeking greener pastures outside the country at all cost but to concentrate on taking advantage of ?the many glorious opportunities that abound in the country.?

Mr Edwin Amponsah, District Director of the NYA at Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District, thanked Odeefuo Amoakwa Buadu for partnering the Authority to build up the skills of the youth in the area.

He expressed the hope that the youth would take advantage of such developmental platforms to acquire new skills that will further enhance their personal development.

Mr Amponsah pledged the readiness of the Authority to partner the traditional council and other partners in development such as the District Assembly and Centre for National Culture to work to promote the development of the youth in the area in particular and the country as a whole.


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