The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has donated an amount of GH₵10million to support the Government’s YouStart initiative being spearheaded by the Finance Ministry.
The initiative, dubbed, ‘YouStart’ is looking to create 1 million jobs with a seed capital of GHS1 billion and would take effect from March 2022.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the Finance Ministry, the sector Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, observed that the initiative would help address a major challenges facing the country.
“I know we announced the YouStart programme with a package of GH₵10 billion which is the largest intervention in the country’s history. The intention is to have government contribute a billion cedis each year for the next years and also look up to our international financial partners to donate another 2 billion that would make it 5 billion Ghana cedis.”
On his part, the Director-General of the NLA, Sammi Awuku emphasized that his outfit was fully committed to pushing government’s development agenda hence the donation.
The board chairman for NLA, His Eminence Torgbui Francis Albert Seth Nyonyo further assured government of the Board’s support and commitment to the management of NLA to help increase revenue for the year 2022.
“It is one of our core business required by the act to support the youth and the needy in the Ghanaian society, by going through the 2022 budget by the Finance Minister, we realized that it is very important for us to support, train and equip the youth in order to take them off the streets. We just started and we will do more of that. It is part of our social responsibility package.” He added.