Tema, July 21, GNA – The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), in collaboration with the Tema Metro Office of the Centre for National Culture has provided skill training for 43 women within communities four and seven.
The women received free training in liquid soap making, bleach production, bar soap, beaded fascinators, bridal fan making and beaded slippers.
Ms Sandra Nana Efua Boison, Tema Metro Cultural Director, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Tema that the training was the first phase of a series to be held in the metropolis adding that each electoral area would have 20 women benefiting from it.
Ms Boison said the objective of the project was to reduce the unemployment rate, and reduce poverty, and other social vices within Tema while empowering the women to be economically independent.
She urged the women to take advantage of the project and join the two-day training session when it reach their electoral areas adding that having skills was an important asset to increase one’s income.
On the selection of beneficiaries, she said the centre liaised with the Assembly members of the area to get women who needed such skills to be trained for free.
Meanwhile, participants have appealed to the government, the TMA, and other organizations to help them acquire the needed materials to invest in the skills they have acquired to enable them to derive their objectives.
Responding to their request, Mr Yohane Amarh Ashitey, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive said the government has initiated a number of programmes such as the YouStart which is being run by the Ghana Enterprises Agency to help provide the needed star-up grants for people with skill training to create jobs.
Source: Ghana News Agency