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Kutla Incubation Centre
The implementation of the Kutla Incubation Centre is meant to address lack of entrepreneurial skills amongst the out of school youth and the disadvantaged groups in the society. In addition, the model will empower the potential beneficiaries of Government schemes before disbursement of funds to reduce project failure rates. The program although similar to the conventional LEA Incubation will differ in short time apprenticeship inclination. In addition the model will empower the potential beneficiaries of Government schemes before disbursement of funds to reduce project failure rates.
Twelve (12) Projects will be incubated and these are: Toilet Roll manufacturing, Maize Flakes (Corn flakes), Biscuit (Cookies)/ Bread Making, Sunflower Oil Extraction, Detergent liquid making, Packaging (granules/powder), Tomato Ketchup, Wire Nail making, Socks Knitting, Soya Milk Extraction, Potato Wafers making and Ice Cream Cone Manufacturing.
- After completion of the training, 30% of the trainees are expected to set up their own businesses, while 70% will be looking for employment, after having acquired critical, practical skills which make them employable; and
- After completion, the Incubation Project will facilitate SMME development in the country in terms of marketing, credit acquisition, technology and information.
- The project will be implemented by LEA. Other local strategic partners, in addition to Office of the President, include the Ministry of Youth Sport and Culture (MYSC). The project will service the Youth Development Fund, Women Development Fund and CEDA. Furthermore, the project will play a crucial role towards wealth creation, employment generation, poverty eradication, provision of critical skills and economic diversification.