EU, GIZ to support skills dev’t with €11m
The European Union and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) have disclosed they will be supporting Ghana with €10.7 million towards skills development among the youth.
The co-financing agreement forms part of the third phase of the Ghana Skills Development Initiative.
The initiative seeks to improve the quality of the traditional apprenticeship system in the informal sector.
Speaking to journalists, EU Ambassador to Ghana William Hanna said helping the youth with jobs was a step in the right direction.
“Talking about the importance of jobs, for the European Union, looking at the challenges, going forward, investing in the youth is key and this is one of the key areas. It is not the only one but certainly a vital area which is necessary to give young people the skill to be able to get decent work to improve their opportunities to do more in the future,” he stated.
“So I think from a number of points of view, working with Ghana, working with GIZ, working within our member states and also seeing a part of a wider picture, we place emphasis on what we really need to do with job creation. And working with young people, I think we are on the right target here.”