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COMMUNITY NEEDS

Special Programmes for the Vulnerable and Excluded

Various Skills and entrepreneurial development programmes for the youth are being pursued for the vulnerable and excluded in the munucipality. The vulnerable comprise women in general, the youth especially young girls’, children, and the physically challenged. The land holding situation mentioned earlier manifest in large girl child unemployment. 

It has also been mentioned that more girls drop out of school.  The effect of the two is out-migration of the youth especially the girl child to places such as Kumasi and Accra for kayayoo activities.  The efforts that are being put in place are skill training programmes. Two Vocational training centers for dress making for females are operational at Zoggu, Pong-Tamale and Moglaa.  GIGDEV is similarly offering vocational training to girls in Savelugu. Also there is an on-going Micro credit scheme for women sponsored by GDCP.

Other programmes for the vulnerable and excluded are child protection teams in the various communities carrying out child rights protection programmes and a gender desk office that carries out advocacy on women issues. The assembly’s Social welfare office and community development and other departments collaborate and similarly undertake sensitization programmes on early marriage, child abuse, domestic violence, and environmental degradation and disaster prevention campaigns.

 

 

Date Created : 11/18/2017 8:20:29 AM