Wa,– Women have been advised to acquire multiple vocational skills as an alternative source of livelihood and a guarantee to sustainable income.
Madam Amina Haruna, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amiwan Enterprise, a soap and detergent production enterprise in Wa, said relying on a single source of income was not the best and identified soap making, groundnut and shea-butter processing as some valuable skills women could acquire in addition to their existing trades.
She was speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Wa on the initiatives women could take to reduce the poverty rate.
“I am a hairdresser but I have also acquired skills in soap making. So when I need money to support my hairdressing business I fall on the soap making and if I need money for the soap making too I get it from the hairdressing,” she said.
“Because of that there is always money in my hand to run my businesses and to also support my family. Women have a lot of needs and should not depend on one business.”
Madam Haruna said it was her desire to transfer her skills to other people and called on the participants to make use of the skills acquired.
She commended the Wa Municipal Assembly for contracting her to train the women in soap making under the Ghana Productive Safety Net (GPSN) programme and urged groups and organisations interested in soap, detergent and beads-making to collaborate with her company for such training services.
Source: Ghana News Agency