Dorma East Assembly NBSSI train deportees from Libya

The Dormaa East District Assembly in the Bono Region in collaboration with the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) is training deported irregular migrants from Libya and other North African Countries.

The move is aimed at integrating the returnees into their families with employable skills.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Dormaa East, Emmanuel Kofi Agyeman, in an interview with the Ghanaian Times, said the assembly had so far registered about 200 returnees.

Mr Agyeman said that the assembly was mobilising resources to assisted some of the deportees to go into the agriculture.

The DCE was speaking on the sidelines of the first ordinary meeting of the fourth session of the assembly at Wamfie in the Bono Region.

According to him, the assembly would take advantage of government’s Planting for Food and Jobs and Planting for Exports and Rural Development programmes and integrate the deportees.

Mr Agyeman said the assembly in the first quarter of 2019, realised GH¢305, 076.52, exceeding its estimated target of GH¢273, 300.00, representing 11.6 per cent increase.

He said this was due to income generated from the issuing of permits for the Okuafo Pa project, being undertaken by the government and the ENI, an oil exploration company in the country.

Mr Agyeman said the fight against illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, was ongoing in the area, as most of the perpetrators have been flushed out.

FROM DANIEL DZIRASAH, WAMFIE

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