SKILLS TRAINING FOR SMALL AND MICRO ENTERPRISES (SMES) ENDS IN AKUAPEM.
Skills training for small and micro enterprises ends in Akropong-Akuapem. The Business Advisory Centre under the Ghana Enterprise Agency on behalf of the Ministry of Trade and Industry on Friday, draw the curtains down a 3months Business forum in Akropong-Akuapem under the theme
“Youstart Ghana Jobs and Skill Training Programme”
Participants were drawn from three sister districts of Akuapem North, Akuapem South and Okere Districts.The Business Advisory Centre (BAC) is a one stop shop for starting and growing enterprises. They create an enabling environment for micro, small and medium-term businesses to flourish. It was formerly established by the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) now Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA). In her introductory remarks the host head of department of BAC in Akuapem North Municipal Madam Gifty Mariam Kyere said it has been a hectic three months of facilitating and mentoring of participants. She applauded them for their patience and attentiveness throughout the programme. She advised them not to relent on their efforts but to put the knowledge and skills learnt into practice. She emphasizes that most of the participants have their small-scale businesses already and with the new ideas gained, they should be able and re-organize, manage and expand their businesses. She encouraged and assured them that the doors of BAC are widely open and that the core mandate of the department is to offer business advice and help micro and small-scale enterprises receive government subventions and financial help. Again, she spared them on to go out and let the whole world know that they have acquired knowledge and skills. She also added that mega and huge business empires started in a very small way.