The No Business As Usual Project domiciled in the Asokore Mampong Municipality has declared this year a year of strategic action plans as it enters the concluding phase of its four-year mandate.
The European Union Funded Project which is an offshoot of the SOS Villages has set for itself a daunting task to consolidate its gains in social impact initiatives achieved over its years of operation.
NBU has become a household name in the Asokore Mampong Municipality working with the Local Assembly to improve livelihoods, create jobs and foster inclusive and accountable governance in the Municipality.
Speaking to choicenewsGh.com on the sidelines of its first Ignite event for the year 2020, programs manager for the No Business As Usual Project, Esther Martey, outlined that the hub will be taking in its final cohort of Tertiary Education Graduates, Senior High School leavers and informal class of students into its employability and entrepreneurship class in the first quarter of this year.
A major leg of these training she noted, was to empower and offer lucrative vocational skills to head porters most of whom have come to live in the Municipality after migrating from northern Ghana.
“Strategically we will be placing a lot of emphasis on our Kayayes to train them and to get them a vocation to do that can get them decent and sustainable livelihoods,” she stated.
She disclosed that plans are far advanced to commence three Public-Private Partnership Projects which will comprise public toilet facilities and mechanized boreholes and another project in the offing for deprived communities.
The No Business As Usual Project last year launched two social enterprises expected to solve the twin sanitation challenges of open defecation and poor management of plastic waste in the Asokore Mampong Municipality.
Mrs Martey was positive the NBU Project will be working with the project implementers Das Biogas and Construction Limited and Environment 360 to secure a wider social buying for the two projects.