Government has received financial support of up to $60,000,000 from the World Bank and DANIDA toward the setting-up and implementation of the Skills Development Fund an initiative of government.
The SDF is a challenge fund addressing the Skills and technology of business enterprises operating in both the formal and informal sectors of the Ghana economy.
The fund supports initiatives addressing the needs of continuous skills upgrading, technology acquisition and innovation, and market oriented research and development.
Under the fourth Call for Proposals, SDF yesterday awarded grants totaling GH 15.5 million to six key stakeholder groups in the sector.
They include the Traditional Caterers Association, Tour Guides Association, Ghana Progressive Hotels Association, National Drinking Bar Operators Association, Car Rental Association and Chefs Association Ghana.
Beneficiaries are using the grant to upgrade skills in Health and Safety at work, adoption of best practices in hygiene, customer care, total quality management and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).
Source: Andrew Nettey