THE Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Techiman, Mr Alex Kyeremeh, has given an assurance that the assembly, together with the Government, would support the local garages associations for the training of apprentices in the Techiman Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region.
He further assured workers at the Techiman Magazine that his office would do everything possible to improve upon facilities such as water, electricity and other social amenities at the site.
Mr Kyeremeh gave the assurance during a familiarisation tour of the Techiman site of the Eurika Garages Association to acquaint himself with their activities and also have first-hand information of their challenges.
According to the MCE, the private sector played a pivotal role in the nation’s development, so there was the need to take a critical look at it.
He, therefore, appealed to workers to upgrade their knowledge to enable them to be relevant in this era of technological advancement.
Mr Kyeremeh, on behalf of German Technical Co-operation (GTZ), a German development organisation, donated 20 sets of streetlight bulbs and other electrical gadgets to the association.
The MCE appealed to the youth to take advantage of the Government’s interventions aimed at training more youth to become responsible citizens in future, since ‘the devil finds work for the idle hand’.
Mr Kyeremeh also charged the apprentices to be committed to their work, and pledged to expand and train more youth.
He added that poverty reduction could be attained if the youth were given the requisite skills needed on the job market.
For his part, the Chairman of the Eurika Garages Association, Mr John Nkrumah, announced that the association had secured about 300 acres for the members to establish their workshops for the training of more apprentices.
Mr Nkrumah added that the association, which was founded about 15 years ago, had trained many youths in various fields of the mechanic (artisan) business.
He, therefore, called on the municipal assembly to provide the association with a computer laboratory to train their members to enable them to service modern vehicles, which were mostly electronic.
Mr Nkrumah also appealed to the Government to help them access adequate loans to train more people to help reduce the unemployment rate among the youth in the country.