Apply for Ebonyi YOUWIN for Enterprising Ebonyians
Ebonyi YOUWIN is an initiative of the ministry, aimed at identifying Ebonyians with viable business opportunities that can create jobs, training them and empowering them with grants to start off the business venture.
The program Ebonyi YOUWIN is aimed at turning Ebonyi State from a Civil-service powered State, to an industrialized state with thriving businesses. This is in line with the vision of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of the Ebonyi State, who has gone ahead to build the necessary infrastructure that will enable businesses to blossom in the State.
The Program Ebonyi YOUWIN is open to all Ebonyians with viable business ideas and application will start very soon.
Vision of The Governor
I dream of an Ebonyi Sate that will be a land of abundant opportunities where every man and woman will live life to their fullest potentials, a land where citizens lives and liberties
Ebonyi YOUWIN Program Objectives
The objectives of the program is to train and empower enterprising Ebonyians towards creating a sustainable business.
Ebonyi YOUWIN Eligibility
To participate, you must be an Ebonyian of at least 18years. You must also have a solid business plan and be willing to be trained.
The Initiator of Ebonyi YOUWIN
The Ebonyi Youwin Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Empowerment and Job Creation, Ebonyi State.
The business categories covered in the Ebonyi YOUWIN program include:
- Rice Cultivation , Processing and sales
- Palm oil production and processing
- Cassava processing
- Fishery and agriculture
- Livestock farming/feed mill
- Yam production
- Leather work
Methodology and Approach of Ebonyi YOUWIN
The program is divided into four stages which every participant must pass through. These include:
The first stage of Ebonyi YOUWIN
This stage will be ON-LINE DATA REGISTRATION OF THE WOULD BE AWARDEES of the scheme. The applicants would go to the program website to apply for participation in the program. It will be open for state indigenes of the thirteen local Government areas who wish to participate.
The second stage of Ebonyi YOUWIN
This stage will be COMPREHENSIVE BUSINESS PLAN SUBMISSION after which the marketing of the business plan starts, successful winners in the application will be invited for intensive business plan interview to bring out the best finalist and winners in the competition.
The third stage of Ebonyi YOUWIN
The best finalist and award winners in the interview of Ebonyi YOUWIN will be invited for a 2-day intensive business development training and after which an MOU will be assigned between the Ebonyi state Government and the Awardees for proper implementation of the scheme.
The awardees will win a grant depending on their business needs.
The final stage of Ebonyi YOUWIN
The disbursed funds will be in three batches to the successful beneficiaries. The Ministry in partnership with SMEDAN will effectively monitor them and mentor them to ensure that the fund given to them is judiciously used for the set purpose. There is need for proper monitoring at this stage to avoid mismanagement of the fund and overall let down of the goal of the government in embarking on this scheme.
Ready to Apply for Ebonyi YOUWIN?
Applying is simple. Ensure you have obtained your scratch card from the participating banks especially UBA.
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