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Former UN Secretary General Visits Rural Enterprises Programme to Lend Support to Ghana Government Efforts in Agricultural Vocational Training for Youth and Women

Former UN Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan, has paid an informal visit to the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP), co-funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and African Development Bank (AfDB) in Ghana. The purpose of the visit was to afford Mr. Kofi Annan and his wife, Nane Annan, the opportunity to learn from the experienc...

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NBSSI and GRATIS Receive Vehicles from REP

The Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) has presented Nissan Pickup vehicles to the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) and GRATIS Foundation to help strengthen their supervision and monitoring activities. The four brand new vehicles, valued at $25,000 each, were presented to the two organisations by Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekow...

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REP Visits IITA Nigeria as Part of Preparations to Implement ENABLE Youth Program

A five member delegation from the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) has visited the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, as part of preparations to implement a proposed new Sub-Component – the ENABLE Youth Program. National Director of REP, Kwasi Attah-Antwi, led the delegation which included Mssrs Charles Mensah (Financia...

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IFAD Undertakes Post MTR Implementation Support Mission to REP

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has conducted an Implementation Support Mission to the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) in May 2016 following the Mid-Term Review of the Programme in Nov-Dec 2015. Country Director of IFAD in Ghana, Ms Esther Kasalu-Coffin led the Mission. The Support Mission was aimed at addressing pending iss...

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Trade and Industry Minister urges Municipal/District Chief Executives to support youth entrepreneurship

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has urged Municipal and District Chief Executives to empower youth and encourage them to embrace private sector entrepreneurship initiatives to be able to set their own businesses. According to him municipal and district assemblies have a constitutional mandate of promoting local economic devel...

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Japanese Delegation interacts with REP Stakeholders on Investment Opportunities

A Japanese delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has interacted with some key stakeholders of the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) in the Asante Akim Central, Offinso and Techiman municipalities. The “1-man” delegation; made up of  Fumiya Misaki, Assistant Director - Overseas Investment and Cooperation Division; was a...

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