Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, met the European Union Delegation to Ghana at the Manhyia Palace, in Kumasi.
The King emphasized the need for the European Union to work effectively with stakeholders in Ghana to strengthen the implementation of the ‘Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) Project.
Headed by Mr Irchad Ramiandrasoa Razaaly,
Otumfuo indicated that it was necessary to achieve the set objectives of the initiative meant to promote climate-friendly job opportunities for Ghanaians.
Addressing officials of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Ghana, led by Mr Irchad Ramiandrasoa Razaaly, he said the youth ought to take advantage of the prospects inherent in green jobs.
He lauded the EU for the initiative, given the effects of the changing climatic conditions on the socio-economic lives of the people.
The king said the beneficiary communities needed to work assiduously to harness the prospects and potentials associated with the Project to help build resilient local economies.
The GrEEn Project is a four-year action from the EU, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana, SNV Netherlands Development Organization and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).
It aims to create greater economic and employment opportunities for youth, women and returning migrants by promoting and supporting sustainable, green businesses in some selected districts in the Ashanti Region and other parts of the country.