February 2, 2012

The Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Kofi Buah has donated GHs 2,000 to empower the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.

The MP made the donation during the graduation of about 47 persons at Aiyinase who have undergone six month training programme with LESDEP in the area.

Mr. Buah reiterated his commitment to make the LESDEP programme an enviable one in the area.

On his part, Daniel K. Eshun, the Ellembelle District Chief Executive, also implored the graduands to be hard working and also make use of the skills they had acquired.

The Regional Co-coordinator of LESDEP Japhet Duga, indicated that the programme seeks to create sustainable local enterprise and poverty reduction as well as equip people to reduce unemployment.

He observed that the tendency of persons without skills to indulge in social vices is very high hence the need to equip them with the necessary skills in order to fend for themselves.

Meanwhile, the graduands were presented with start-up kits including sewing machines, mobile phones repairing machines, catering kits, gas cylinders, cooking utensils, hair dryers, barbering equipment and sterilizers.