By Alex Baah Boadi, GNA
(W/N), Sept. 7, GNA - A total of 256 women in the Sefwi Akontombra District of
the Western North Region have been trained in soap making to empower them to
make a decent living.
programme, funded by the District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Amoah Yawson, was
to provide vocational skills for the women, who are mostly cocoa and peasant
farmers, to earn some income during the off-cocoa season.
Mr Yawson said
he aimed at training more than a thousand women in the District, this year, and
would introduce other modules, which would be of immense benefit to them.
He said the
women would form groups and be given start-up capital of 500 Ghana cedis to
enable them to produce on large scale to meet market demands.
Dankwaa, who spoke on behalf of the women, commended the DCE for the training,
which would help them earn some income during the off-season to support their
they would make good use of the skills acquired and the capital provided to
enhance their wellbeing.
women in communities that are yet to benefit to avail themselves for the
training and appealed to non-governmental organisations to assist women in
cocoa growing areas to better their lot.
They were drawn
from Sampa, Congo, Dwenewoho Behu, Poba Jucntion, Nkwanta Kusikrom and Kotokyi communities.