Anglogold Ashanti Ghana and the AGA Community Trust Fund jointly established The Center, which was jointly established the new Obuasi Enterprise and Skills Development Centre at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region. The commissioned facility was once a recreational centre that has now been repurposed and renovated under the 3-year Social Management Plan of Anglogold Ghana to provide a one-stop solutions hub for local businesses and to support skills development and capacity building. The Centre was commissioned to offer alternative sources of employment for young people.
Managing Director of Anglogold Ashanti Mr. Eric Asubonteng remarked that the Obuasi Enterprise and Skills Development Centre had the potential to boost the local economy of Obuasi by developing market-ready programs that will improve the livelihoods of the youth in the community and make them self-reliant.
“We are convinced that this centre will, to a large extent, improve both human and economic capital, and assist in the development and fast flow of business activities in Obuasi and our other host communities”.Mr. Eric Asubonteng | Managing Director, Anglogold Ashanti Ghana
Acknowledgement and Gratitude
The Ashanti Regional Minister Mr. Simon Osei Mensah commissioned the Obuasi Enterprise and Skills Development Centre and commended Anglogold Ashanti Ghana for investing in skill development in Obuasi and demonstrating the company’s commitment to diversify the economy of Obuasi by providing to mining activity. Mr. Osei Mensah underlined the importance of technical and vocational education and training to the creation of employment opportunities and called for support from stakeholders to make TVET attractive to young people.
Obuasi Enterprise and Skills Development Centre
The centre is disability friendly and comprises a multi-purpose conference/training centre, a business centre, 8 mini- meeting areas, a fully-equipped leather workshop, a fully-equipped industrial centre, a bead-making centre and a hand sanitiser production centre. The centre has already provided business solutions to some 600 businesses in Obuasi, including women-owned businesses and artisans.
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