SNV-Ghana GrEEn Job Fair lands in Jomoro

SNV-Ghana GrEEn Job Fair lands in Jomoro

SNV Ghana has organized the Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) job fair at Half Assini in the Jomoro Municipality of the Western Region. The job fair which is on the theme “creating sustainable job through green economy” brought together employers, entrepreneurs, exhibitors and job seekers to promote job opportunities.

Also, it is to empower the youth, micro, small and medium enterprises especially in the area of green technology to build a resilient local economy. Again, the project seeks to address the root causes of irregular migration by supporting sustainable and climate resilient local economies green and decent jobs as well as enterprises in regions of departure, transit and return.

The GrEEn project is implemented by SNV Ghana and the United Nations Capital for Development Fund (UNCDF) with funding from the European Union (EU), Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands under the auspices of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD).

Dorcas Hammond, Skills Development Advisor of SNV GrEEn Ghana speaking at the Job Fair explained that “this, is a four-year project to assist women and returning migrants, create green jobs which prevent or withstand climate change in a bid to address irregular migration in the Ashanti and Western Regions.”

She said the organization, focuses on three key sectors of the economy namely, Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. “SNV Netherlands has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to create jobs for the youth and returning migrants,” she added.

Ernest Kofie, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Jomoro, commended SNV Ghana for the project.

According to him, the assembly is ever ready to support the project succeed. “In fact, the municipality has huge development potentials and opportunities to market the project to attract both investment and technical support from well-meaning organizations.”

Nana Ayiebie Amihere, Chief of Half-Assini, thanked the Municipal Assembly for partnering the project.

He noted that the project has the potential to change the face of Jomoro as it will reduce poverty and alleviate hardships in the area.

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