Ursula launches second phase of work, pay and own taxi scheme

Ursula launches second phase of work, pay and own taxi scheme
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com
Date: 09-11-2019 Time: 05:11:31:pm

Member of Parliament  (MP) for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has launched the second phase of work, pay and own taxi scheme in her constituency.

The move, aimed at economically empowering the unemployed in her constituency kick-started in May 2019 with 10 taxis on three-year payment terms with the second phase launched on Friday, 8th November 2019.

Work and pay

Speaking to journalists after the launch and handing over of the second batch of taxis to drivers, Mrs Owusu Ekuful said the scheme will go a long way to provide employment to the otherwise unemployed youth in her constituency.

“Not everybody has skills for white colour jobs and so we need to look at how we can also empower the various kinds of young people in the constituency with employable skills,” she said.

Work and pay

She said per the arrangements with the coordinators of the scheme, the drivers will after three years own the taxis, making them financially independent while having skills that can “enable them stand on their two feet.”

“There is something for everyone, some will work in an office, some will do petty trading, and others are drivers who need support to also drive,” she added.

Work and pay

Mrs Owusu Ekuful urged the drivers to uphold the terms and conditions of the scheme to ensure its success and expansion for others to also benefit.

On behalf of the beneficiaries, Jacob Osarfo expressed gratitude to the lawmaker for her extreme desire to empower her constituents through the provision of various schemes.

Work and pay

 “We are very happy, we didn’t expect that from the Minister, but today, we realized that the Minster is someone we can put our trust in,” he said

He added that  “I thank God and the MP for giving us this opportunity. I pray she retains her seat and continue to empower the lives of the constituents.”