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Greenhouse projects to attract more youth into Agriculture – YES CEO

The New Chief Executive Officer of Youth Enterprise Support (YES), Mr. John Kumah has paid a working visit to the greenhouse project embarked on by the YES program.

Mr. Kumah is expected to take fully in charge of the YES program by 9th May 2017 after he was appointed by the president Nana Akufo-Addo to succeed Helga Boadi who was appointed as CEO of the program two years ago.

The visit was part of a handing over process before Mr.Kumah assumes office on the 9th of May.

The green house project with 75 units greenhouse estates is constructed and managed by Envirodome UG LTD for some beneficiaries of the YES program who currently under training and will be a located units after their training.

Briefing the new YES CEO, the managing Director of Envirodome UG LTD, Olu Sawyerr said the project is aimed at serving as a commercial entity which will fund the social program of YES.

He added green house is viable and is the best way to modernize agriculture to attract more youth into the agric sector.

Mr Kumah who was impressed with project was however worried about lack of funds to finance the project and other programs of YES.

He assured beneficiaries that NPP government has passion to develop agric sector and promote entrepreneurship, he is therefore optimistic that the government will be willing to support the program under many of its initiatives.

The Youth Enterprise Support (YES) initiative was designed to help Ghana’s young and innovative population turn great ideas into thriving business enterprises.

The YES initiative is offering aspiring young Ghanaian entrepreneurs, services designed around the experience of the ‘life cycle’ of successful businesses.

Initial ten million set up fund allocated to the program has been exhausted with no funds to support some beneficiaries and ongoing projects.

Mr. Kumah’s immediate task is to source for funds for the program since it has no budgetary allocation.

The greenhouse project, when successful will be the biggest in West Africa.

Source: Ghanaweb

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