Twelve Ghanaian returnees have been given skills training and loan facilities to climb the entrepreneurship ladder as they settle in Ghana after going through gruesome experiences in foreign lands.
Beneficiaries of the programme, also included persons who were desperate to embark on risky journeys abroad, were given entrepreneurial skills to manage and prospect for ideas for investment and capital mobilization for self-actualization, community and national development.
This was made known on Friday during a presentation of loan facilities to 12 returnees at the CUA House, Accra, after they had undergone skills training and had come out with their own business proposals.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sidelines of the programme, the German Project Manager of Sparkassenstiftung fur Internationale Kooperation, responsible for West African Projects, Mr. Oliver Schuster, said the German and Ghanaian Governments embarked on this project because they wanted to help migrants in Germany as well as potential migrants here in Ghana to set up businesses and have a sustainable livelihood instead of going through all that risk.
Mr. Schuster informed that currently, training was ongoing across Ghana as well as other African countries with the intent that, if the participants came out with good proposals, “They would not only access loans but also ideas and coaching on how to use the money in the best way. Then it is very important to pay back the loan so they could access another loan for other investments.”
He said his outfit was into financial sector development in Africa and therefore was partnering with Ghana Co-operative Credit Unions Association (CUA) by offering training to the beneficiaries and then CUA would facilitate and disburse the loans to them after the training.