By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta Government on Tuesday approved the commencement of a new cycle for the Rural Youths Skill Acquisition (RYSA) and the Girls Entrepreneurship and Skills Training (GEST) programmes.
Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr Charles Aniagwu announced the approval at a post exco press briefing at Government House, Asaba.
Aniagwu who was flanked by his Youths Development counterpart, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyenga and Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, stated that the approval followed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s desire to upscale the number of intakes for the various job creation programmes.
The Commissioner noted that the challenge of laterites flowing from Okpanam have been largely checked by the construction of several roads and adjoining streets in Asaba and Okpanam.
He stated that 900 girls are expected to be empowered under the project GEST while 810 youths are being targeted under the RYSA programme.
“The approvals touched on human capital development as well as development of infrastructure and other issues that affect the lives of the people of the state.