The Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Enterprise Agency, Kobina Ebo Beecham has described the Agency’s newest model- Greening Ghana as win win situation for all parties involved
The model which features the Department of Parks and Gardens, Youth Enterprise Agency and Two Hundred Fifty beneficiaries has been described as a win win situations for all parties involved.
Speaking at the Launch of the Greening Ghana Model, the YEA boss revealed how he had always dreamt of Ghana going green until he was appointed the Executive Director of the Employment Agency by President John Dramani Mahama
According to him, the idea of a Model to see Ghana go green was presented to him by the CEO of the Department of Parks and Gardens when he paid a call on him in his office some months ago.
The visibly elated CEO of the Agency called on all involved to sweat blood to make the dream of making our cities green see the light of day
On his part, Mr Ishmael Nii Adjei Browne, Director of the Department of Parks and Gardens indicated that even though it was his dream to embark on the project, he cannot do it all alone
“It takes one person to dream but takes many people to see the dream come true” he said
He used Rwanda as an example and a model that can be replicated here.
According to him, Ghana can learn a lot from Rwanda as far as the benefits of going green is concerned
A pilot version of the project will begin in Greater for six months after which it will be tried in other Regions.
The partnership will see the Department of Parks and Gardens provide the needed technical supervision whereas The Youth Enterprise Agency will provide funding, logistics and handle the general management of the model
The Greater Accra Regional Coordinator of YEA, Solomon Nii Afutu expressed his gratitude to the leadership of YEA and DPG for making the project see the light
He indicated that Greening Ghana is not only about the environment but a tool for job creation which is perfectly in line with the government’s vision of Changing lives and Transforming Ghana
He pledged to see to it that beneficiaries fulfil their part of the bargain by working assiduously
To ensure that the project takes off smoothly, YEA donated some working tools to the Department of Parks and Gardens and assured them that the procurement process was underway for the acquisition of brush cutters, motorised mowers, automated sprinklers and all the tools needed for smooth implementation of the project.
By:Isaac Kyei Andoh