The Imo Youth Empowerment program is set to disburse funds to the youths who have actively participated in the various entrepreneurial trainings and skills acquisition conducted by the State Government under the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition and the Office of the SA in Youth affairs.
Recall that the Ministry shortly after creation, embarked on series of trainings for the youths on different skills. This culminated in the creation of Imo Youth Empowerment Scheme by His Excellency, the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma under which, the Shared Prosperity administration earmarked sets of funds to train a total of 15,000 youths across the State.
Unlike the previous Government that will receive grants and convert it to their personal uses, Governor Hope Uzodimma will tomorrow, the 26th day of June 2021 disburse funds to the trained youths. Note that this is a grant and not a loan. It is worthy of note that the process of training and qualification has been transparent.
However, it’s pertinent to also note that due to lack of creativity and purpose, grants and loans previously granted had been mismanaged by previous administrations.
As a stimulus to revitalize the economy, it becomes necessary for such funds to be channeled into the economy, creating job opportunities and improving living standards.