The Kumawu Youth Farm, a National Service Scheme (NSS) farm, will engage in mixed cropping and animal husbandry.
According to Mr. Osei Assibey Antwi, NSS Executive Director, the NSS is currently in talks with organisations, such as the MasterCard Foundation and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), who have showed interest in providing funding for the development of the land.
“The objective of this farm project is to create a vibrant agricultural enclave for the many youths in and around Kumawu township for sustainable employment, he said.
“We intend to create about 20,000 direct and five thousand indirect jobs under the project,” Mr Antwi added.
Regarding the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Accounting Aid Program, Mr. Antwi stated that personnel would offer professional accounting services to SMEs in order to improve their financial management procedures.
“We want the SMEs to engage in proper bookkeeping to facilitate credit accessibility, tracking of business performance, management of cash flow and related activities,” he said.
Touching on IT Solution, he explained that the goal of the project was to give service personnel the necessary abilities to develop mobile application software and start their own business.
To create highly competent employees for corporate brands, training programmes are already being carried out through an incubator programme called Graduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Track.