The MCE for Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, Hon. Patrick Kumor has said the piggery chain project to be set up in the Weija-Gbawe Municipality will provide direct employment to over 200 youths in the municipality.
He made this pronouncement at the launch of the piggery project today Wednesday 10th April, 2019 at the forecourt is the Municipal Assembly under the theme, ” Strengthening Sustainable Local Economic Development and Social Accountability in Weija-Gbawe Municipality. ”
The project is an European Union-Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly (EU-WGMA) collaboration which will create more than two hundred (200) job opportunities in the chain.
The Organisation for Livelihood Enhancement Service Service (OLIVES), a Non Governmental organisation(NGO) facilitated the project.
It was attended by chiefs, opinion leaders, residents associations, stakeholders in the piggery chain and the general public.
In the MCE’s welcome address, the Municipal Chief Executive of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, Hon Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor, said the main objective of the project improve the living conditions of the citizens by providing direct employment opportunities for 200 youth, improve the businesses of 150 SMEs and increase the IGF of the Assembly by over 130%. It will, also, improve citizenry participation in governance and service delivery by the year 2021.
He ended by hoping that the project will help provide hands-on training to local butchers on clean meat production.
The Project Technical Director, Dr Moses Ogoe, in his speech, said the project is the first of its kind in a Municipal Assembly. He said his team are poised to make the project highly successful. He asked for the necessary support from all for the sustainability of the project.
The Member of Parliament for the Weija-Gbawe Constituency who doubles as Deputy Minister for Health, Hon Tina Naa Ayele Mensah, was highly elated; and according to her, the project will reduce the unemployment rate in her constituency.
Mr Paolo Salvia, the Deputy Head of the EU delegation to Ghana, officially launched the project.
The chairman for the occasion, Nii Boafo Danyinaa Nse, said he would like to see more of such interventions in the municipality. He thanked all for their presence and wished them well.