Former President John Dramaani Mahama has said the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government would absorb artisanal training fees to promote skills training if given the nod in Election 2020.
The move, he said, would provide job opportunities and security for the teeming unemployed youth.
Addressing Muslims at the Sunyani Zongo as part of his visit to the Bono region, former President Mahama reiterated Technical and Vocational training held the key to Ghana’s development and his next government would promote it.
Accompanied by Mr Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah, the General Secretary of the NDC and other NDC national executives, the former President paid a courtesy call on the Sunyani Traditional Council.
Former President Mahama observed that artisanal skills training would fetch jobs for the under-privileged in society and improve their living condition.
Mr Mahama promised to set up scholarship packages for students in Zongo communities, especially female students to pursue high academic laurels and renewed his pledge to build Senior High Schools in Zongo communities.
On his part, Sheikh Umar Abdul Kadiri, the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions Chief Imam, entreated the youth to eschew violence, and to protect the prevailing peace in the county.