The Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Enterprise Support (YES) Programme, Helga Aryee Boadi,Â says the programme is open to all Ghanaian youth and does not discriminate in the disbursement of funds to those who apply to the programme. She explained that YES targeted the Ghanaian youth between the ages of 18 and 35 and aims to support them to build up on their talents and entrepreneurial skills. Mrs. Boadi made these comments during the business clinic session with applicants at Sunyani in the Bono-Ahafo Region.Â The CEO of YES indicated that the seminar will help re-orient the applicants and give them tangible experiences as well as restructure what they wanted to become, adding that, the capacity building and training were necessary to give the upcoming entrepreneurs the necessary skills and experience to enable them to succeed. Mrs. Boadi took the applicants through the business proposal, how to restructure and manage their business and the skills needed to run entrepreneurship, saying, the applicants should have an idea and innovation and passion for the business they are seeking to do. She said out of the two thousand and 48 applicants across the country, the applicants in Bono-Ahafo are 96. Most of the applicants apply into agriculture including fishery, poultry and pig farming as well as traditional farming. The Operations Head of the Youth Enterprise Support (YES), Jantuah Boateng Dadson, said the programme was initiated by President John Dramani Mahama with an amount of ten million Ghana cedis to assist young Ghanaians with creative and innovative business ideas and plans to achieve their full potential. Mr. Dadson, said YES, is intended to create a platform for young and upcoming entrepreneurs to interact with successful entrepreneurs. Some of the applicants who spoke with Develop Ghana Newspapers were grateful to the government for the introduction of the YES programme. They were hopeful that the programme would help restructure their business and also reduce the unemployment situation in the country.
Source:Biiya Mukusah Ali/developghana.com Â