Gbese Mantse launches endowment fund to create jobs
The Gbese Mantse and Adonten of Ga Nii State (Dr) Ayi-Bonte II, launched the Gbese Aforoso Job Bank portfolio, an endowment fund aimed at creating jobs for the youth of Gbese.
The initiative aims to close the huge unemployment gap in the economy, generating funds of around $ 10 million over five years to create around a million sustainable jobs.
In his speech, Nii Ayi-Bonte II thanked the institution for paying tribute to him.
He said that since his rise to the Stool, he has been able to put in place many governance structures and policies in the 92 satellite towns under the Stool, to harness all the resources in these areas for the benefit of the people.
Nii Ayi-Bonte II said that one of the purposes of his role as traditional leader was to maintain peace and quiet in the Gbese region and Ga State in general.
He congratulated Zeepay, NLA, K.Net Company, ECG, Guinness Ghana Limited, Movenpick Ambassador Hotel and all the other institutions which supported the stool to organize its royal party.
Nii Ayi-Bonte II noted that part of the funds will be used to set up a kenkey factory to produce kenkey and sell it at affordable and reasonable sizes better than the market.
“We will also buy fishing sleds to open up our fishing industry to process fish into fried fish and sardines to accompany kenkey for export and local consumption.”
According to him, the fund will allow all well-meaning philanthropists and Ghanaians to donate to address this unemployment situation in his jurisdiction.
He said all donations should be sent to Zeepay Mobile Money Wallet 0725951658 to support the fund which targets all well-meaning people of Ga Dangme in Ghana and outside, and even Ghanaians who might be drawn to the initiative.
By launching the fund and the portfolio by Madame Dede Quarshie, the commercial manager of Zeepay after receiving the honorary doctorate in leadership and humanity (Honori Causa) from the Elohim Theological College and Seminary, the Gbese Mantse and Adonten of the State of Ga have explained that the initiative was aimed at reducing the unemployment rate in the state of Ga and the country as a whole.