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General News Tue, 29 Apr 1997

500mC Vocational Centre For Aburi

Aburi (E/R) A 500 million-cedi vocational centre is to be constructed at the Aburi Recreational Centre and Guest House to impart employable skills to the youth in the Akwapim South District. Mr Lawrence Akotua Doudu, Managing Director of the Aburi Recreational Centre and Guest House Company, said this at the close of a six-day workshop on improved methods of agriculture, rabbitry and bee-keepng for about 50 school drop-outs at Aburi. He said the workshop is the first in a series to be organized by the company to equip school leavers and the unemployed with vocational skills.

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Mr Duodu urged the participants to form co-operatives to qualify them for credit facilities from the banks. Nana Yeboah Boakye the First, Akuapem South District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education, commended the initiative of the company and urged parents to take their children's education seriously. He advised the trainees to take advantage of the government's special employment programme under which inputs are supplied free of charge to the youth who go into farming. Nana Boakye advised couples to practise family planning to enable them to provide adequately for their children's education.

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