Local potters and some youth migrants in the Kaneshie, Atico, Awudome of the Okaikoi South constituency are excited about the Team Anita project
Local potters and some youth migrants in the Kaneshie, Atico, Awudome of the Okaikoi South constituency are excited about the Team Anita project

The Team Anita Skill Development Initiative is aimed at creating a critical mass of young professionals in various fields of endeavour for the creation of alternative livelihoods.

Local potters and some youth migrants in the Kaneshie, Atico, Awudome of the Okaikoi South constituency are excited about the Team Anita project
Local potters and some youth migrants in the Kaneshie, Atico, Awudome of the Okaikoi South constituency are excited about the Team Anita project
Another goal is the encouragement of entrepreneurship, the promotion of speedy sustainable development and the building of a vibrant economy that works in the interest of the poor and the marginalized.

The project seeks to target and train market women, local potters, street children, school dropouts and migrant youth in the production of fresh yoghurt, liquid soap and rabbit farming.

According to Mr. Kwesi Otuahene, the leader of the team, fermented cow milk or milk powder dissolved in water, with induced fermentation by a culturing agent could be used in the production of fresh and nutritious yoghurt for the general public.

He added that plans were far advanced for the commercial production and supply of liquid soaps and yoghurt for senior high schools, corporate job sites, and churches within Avenor, Atico, Bubiashie, Kaneshie and Awudome areas of the Greater Accra Region.

As part of the project, computer instructors from the All Tech Training Institute of Technology, who are partners on the project will lead prospective candidates with both formal and informal education into divers courses in information communication technology customized to enable them generate revenue through the skillful use of the internet to support themselves and their families.

Madam Anita Baidoo, said Team Anita would soon embark on a programme to create awareness about the health and economic benefit of rabbit meat and rabbit farming by the application of modern and indigenous technology through workshops, training and campaigns.

The former Minister of Local Government and Cooperatives in the Nkrumah and Limann regimes, Mr. Baffour Kwabena Senkyire, who chaired the function, expressed excitement about the decision of the students of the KNUST to partner the parliamentary candidate in the Okaikoi South constituency in bringing about tangible change in the lives of the youth of the area.

According to him, the rationale behind the establishment of the KNUST was not just to educate young men and women with a long list of degrees and certificates who would be dressed in suits and walking the corridors of offices in search of mostly non-existent jobs, but it was to raise educated and skilled masses for the technological development of industry.

He noted with delight the fact that the KNUST had began the production of traffic lights for the roads of the country, and were gradually making in-roads into others sectors of the economy.

He called on the Government of Ghana to allocate more resources to the KNUST and other tertiary institutions of the country for research into technological needs of the people; he expressed the hope that the government or state would use the findings in order to meet the needs of the people and create jobs for the rising jobless youth across the country.

Team Anita is a project built around the vision and aspirations of Madam Harriet Anita Abaidoo, parliamentary candidate of the CPP in the Okaikoi South constituency. The members of the team believe that through her commitment, dedication and advocacy for development initiatives for the marginalized, the constituency will begin to witness growth and a better standard of living for all irrespective of tribe or political party affiliation.

By Duke Tagoe

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