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General News of Thursday, 9 January 2020

Source: kessbenfm.com

Kayayei welfare concerns President Akufo Addo – NEIP CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), Lawyer John Kumah has indicated that head porters popularly known as Kayayei’s have not been left out of the transformational agenda of H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Lawyer John Kumah made this remark while addressing some head porters gathered at the AMA Head Office for the “Time With The Head Porters” event organized by the Bold Patriots

“Their welfare concerns the President of the Republic that is why in the past 32 months he has rolled out various measures that seek to transform the livelihood of Kayayeis.

According to the NEIP CEO, thanks to the President, Kayayies will soon have a 600-hostel capacity facility that will greatly reduce the accommodation challenges they face.

He also indicated that strategic plans have been instituted to train head potters in various entrepreneurship modules that will empower them to start their business. Government has also created numerous opportunities for them to acquire new skills and to resettle them in different areas he said.

“This Government continues to do a lot of things to develop the Northern region, creating jobs and opening up business opportunities so that we can curtail the influx of Kayayei to the southern part of Ghana. he added.

Lawyer John Kumah concluded his remarks by urging Kayayies to take advantage of the Free SHS policy Government has introduced as it is crucial to ending the cycle of poverty.

Also present at the event were, Hon. Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib, Accra Mayor, Hon Adjei Sowah. and Hon. Ebenezer Nartey, MP for Ablekuma Central.

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