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European Union supports programme to strengthen sustainable local economic development and social accountability in Ghana

16/04/2019 - 11:21
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The European Union has participated in the launch of the project “Strengthening sustainable local economic development and social accountability in the Weija-Gbawe Municipality near Accra. The action seeks to establish a vibrant piggery and value-chain - breeding centre, feed mill, pig farms, ultra-modern slaughter house and vending centres to support Small and Medium enterprises that will provide decent employment to the youth, women and persons with disability to contribute to the attainment of some of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Launch of social accountability project in Weija-Gbawe near Accra

The action will also build the capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for improved profitability through training on business and financial management. It is also focused on ensuring effective revenue mobilization as a way of ensuring the effective discharge of the mandate of the Municipal Assembly in the area of service delivery. Lastly, it seeks to promote of social accountability through active citizen participation in the governance of the municipality.

In a speech the Head of the Political Section of the European Union Delegation, Mr. Paolo, Salvia, noted that the action launched will have a direct impact on some of the Sustainable Development Goals and so the European Union has decided to provide an amount of 800,000.00 Euros representing 72.69% of the total eligible costs of the project for the implementation of the actions.

"This project is expected to benefit a number of target groups including the Municipal Assembly. Individual beneficiaries will include the youth, women, persons with disability who will be provided with capacity building and job opportunities on pig farming and related activities, 150 small and medium enterprises. About 200 youth are expected to be trained in pig farming and related ancillary activities", he stated.

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