About 200 youth in the Dormaa East Constituency have been supported with several vocational development materials to help them commence their apprenticeship.

The items include 100 hair dryers, over 100 sewing machines, several carpentry tools, masonry tools, laptops for students, deep freezers for selected shop owners, among others.

Presenting the items, Member of Parliament for Dormaa East, Paul Twum Barimah, said youth development is very key in his development agenda for the constituency, promising to do more to resource the youth to be good and independent entrepreneurs to secure their livelihoods.

According to him, he is determined to create the enabling environment for the youth and the unemployed.

“This is the second batch of items being donated and I am determined to provide more for you. I am hopeful that the items will be put to good use and well protected to enable you generate some income for yourselves”.

Mr. Twum Barimah said increasing investment in young people is the key to development. This, he said include promoting quality vocational education that prepares them for future .

According to him, empowerment of the youth with education and skills training is key to the economic development of Africa.

The empowerment of this young population with access to education and skills training and the creation of the enabling environment for their businesses to survive and thrive  constitutes very powerful tools for economic development in Africa and the world, he noted.