The Chief Executive Officer for the Middle Belt Development Authority Hon Joe Danquah has announced a focused initiative aimed at advancing the goals of Human Capital Development, an effort to accelerate more and better investments in people for greater equity and economic growth.
He said the initiative is a way to invest and develop the human capital through education, health, agriculture among others to empower Ghanaians in order to eradicate poverty.
Hon Joe Danquah disclosed this on Monday when together with the deputy C.E.O Mr. Alexander Ferka and other officials of the Authority inspected and commissioned eight(8) projects in the Banda District in the Bono region.
Hon Joe Danquah speaking to the media after the commissioning said, the Authority has achieved a lot when it comes to the distribution of infrastructural projects across its catchment areas and therefore the need to shift attention towards building the capacity of the people to be self-sufficient.
He mentioned activities such as greenhouse farming, the building of dams, training of the youth in artisans, and making arrangements to export Ghanaian nurses to Germany as part of the activities tabled to empower the youth.
Hon Joe Danquah elaborated that, the objective is to have a society where individuals and communities have overcome poverty through skills development, education, and capacity building, the bottleneck to individual and promote the social development of the youth and communities.
He averred that the Middle Belt Development Authority was established in 2017 by Act 962 of the Parliament to be the main vehicle for spearheading the development of five regions, namely Ashanti, Ahafo, Bono, Bono East, and Eastern which the Authority have achieved a lot in the regard.
He opined that the Authority is making such a move because a highly skilled labor force in a thriving digital ecosystem will increase the ability of the country to compete on a global scale, by attracting investments, promoting innovation in service delivery and value-addition to natural resources, as well as generating knowledge-intensive activities.