8 ARTISANS RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM BAC
The Business Advisory Centre (BAC) of Kwahu West Municipal Assembly has supported 8 artisans in the Kwahu West Municipality with assorted tool boxes as start-up kits worth over GHC 12,000 to set them up for business. The artisans made up of 3 carpenters, 3 Auto mechanics and 2 Auto electricians were also advised to work assiduously to generate funds to cater for themselves and their families.
In a brief speech, Mr. Stephen Amoako, acting Head of BAC in Kwahu West disclosed that the support came from the central government through the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) under the Rural Enterprise Programme (REP). He explained that the BAC is the extension office of the NBSSI which ensures easy access to all relevant information and guidance that would make the entrepreneur an all-rounded, competent and confident person. He added that the BAC gives training, counselling and support to individuals and business associations. The centre also facilitates access to enabling business environments and credit for entrepreneurs.
According to him, the BAC in Kwahu West is enjoying tremendous support from the Hon. MCE and MCD of the KWMA and he ceased the opportunity to thank them for their unflinching assistance.
Closing his remarks, Mr. Amoako advised the beneficiaries to put the tools to good use bearing in mind that his outfit will visit their workshops periodically to monitor the progress of their work and help them solve some of the challenges they may face in future.
Presenting the tools boxes to the beneficiaries, Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo, MCE of KWMA said the gesture was in line with the NPP Government’s promise to create sustainable jobs.
According to him, the NPP government came to meet near empty coffers due to the high corruption perpetrated by the previous government and called for patience as the government, led by an honest, President is poised to create sustainable jobs and improve the standard of living for Ghanaians.
He added that in an era where artisans find it difficult to raise capital after they complete their apprenticeship programme he deems the support as timely and urged the beneficiaries to use the tools for the purposes which they were intended for.
He also advised the beneficiaries to be innovative, make use of modern day technology and do quality work for rapid growth and sustainability.
The Hon. MCE reiterated that the Assembly will monitor their operations through the BAC and advised them to be good stewards of the tools they have received.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Mohamadu Rabiu thanked the BAC, KWMA and the NPP government for their support and stated that they (the beneficiaries) will use the tools that in future the assembly will be inspired to support others.