The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) would provide GHC10,000 in support for more than 500 seamstresses and tailors around the nation during the next several days.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kofi Baah Agyepong, claims that this is a component of the YEA’s new skills development module.
The project, known as “Youth in Garment and Textiles Module,” will be unveiled on August 14, 2023, in Kumasi’s Prempeh Assembly Hall.
Speaking on the effort, Mr. Agyepong told Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen that it was time for Ghana to have faith in its own craftsmen and their capacity to handle domestic issues.
“YEA is in to revamp and support the tailoring industry. Each tailor would be given three apprentices to train and get the support of GHC10,000.
“Big fashion companies would be supported with GHC100,000 to GHC200,000 in order to expand and train others in our new skills development module,” he explained.
The module’s main goal is to bridge skill shortages and provide long-term job possibilities for aspiring dressmakers and tailors.
This project has the potential to encourage industrial expansion and, as a result, support Ghana’s economic growth.