|Courage Asase-Programs and Operations Manager, NODE Hub|
By: Blamey Kekeli/IGNews/Ho/VR
The Ho NODE Hub, in partnership with Ministry of Business Development has held a stakeholder engagement to map out key strategies to give the youth digital skills training and entrepreneurial support in the Volta Region.
This formed part of its nationwide Business Support program to chart measures for digital transformation of the local economy for job production and development.
Speaking at the engagement, the Programs and Operations Manager for the Hub, Courage Asase, stressed the need to involve the youth in digital skills training and entrepreneurial support.
He said the youth are key players in the development of the region hence should be offered much attention and support in terms of entrepreneurship for the transformation of the local economy.
He stated that most young people in the region have great capabilities but lack mentorship and training to develop and due to that, some youths engage themselves in activities which do not offer them any positive opportunity to groom their lives for the development of the region.
As a result, Mr. Asase urged stakeholders to make policies which will create avenue for the youths to play integral roles to build and sustain the falling economy.
He further called on policy makers in Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to invest in the youths by creating and providing them with requisite business training on Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, digital and other productive skills.
He also advocated that stakeholders should increase financial education for the youths so as to avoid poor managerial skills by young entrepreneurs which may constitute to loss to businesses in the region.
According to him, investing funds and resources in the youths will help equip them and also aid boost in the local economy.
The Ho Node Hub is an organization geared towards empowering the youth in the region and the country at large with digital skills, entrepreneurship toolkit and an inclusive prospect needed to build successful ventures to boost the economy.