The participants were taken through soap and detergent, batik, catering and beeds making which were meant to keep them in business
The two-week programme which was organised under the distinguished direction of Awulea Attibrukusu III, Paramount Chief of Lower Axim Traditional Area and immediate past Vice President of the National House Chiefs was aimed at assisting the women to learn new skills as an alternative to their existing fish-mongering business which has drastically dwindled over the years.
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The participants were taken through soap and detergent, batik, catering and beeds making which were meant to keep them in business after the bumper fishing season is over by supporting and sustaining their families.
In a grand durbar of Chiefs, Diplomats, Politicians, clergy held to end the programme last Friday, the Community Relations and Project Director of the Office of the Lower Axim Nkosuohene Mr. Emmanuel Ndah Kwofie in his speech congratulated the women for their commitment and desire to learn and acquire new skills throughout the training.
He expressed worry that the youth especially young girls over the years have become vulnerable as a result of nonexistence of sustainable job avenues hence the organisation of training programme to cushion them in their respective endeavours.
Mr. Nda Kwofie called on all especially NGOs, Corporate organisations and individuals to come on board to support the good initiative of the Lower Axim Nkosuohene and urged the participants to make good use of the new skills that they have acquired.
On his part, Nana Osei Nkwantabisa,the Nkosuohene of Lower Axim Traditional Area expressed joy over the successful organisation of the training programme aimed at equipping women and young girls within his jurisdiction.
He assured that his office will continue to put in place measures that will go the long way to train and empower more women and the youth. This he added will enable them to sustain their lives and respective families by putting into use what they will be acquiring.
"My office is committed to building the capacities of all especially the young and women by always initiating avenues that will positively impact their lives and the society at large". Nana Nkwantabisa added.
He hinted of plans to partner corporate entities and NGOs to organise a training programme that will seek to train the youth in outboard motor and canoe repairing.
Nana Nkwantabisa thanked the Office of Ellembelle Member of Parliament, Nhyira Dua Company Limited, based in Kumasi, Networking for Community Development Africa a Community development based NGO and Dr. Sipa Yankey, CEO of Ghana National Gas Company Limited for supporting his initiative aimed at building the capacity and empowering women especially at the fishing and farming communities.
The Chairman for the occasion, Nana Awiafum who doubles as the Gyantuahene of Lower Axim traditional area lauded the initiative of the Nkosuohene and urged him to continue with his good works aimed at impacting the lives of people.
On her part the Ghana's Ambassador to Denmark and former MP for Evalue Gwira Constituency Her Excellency Edith Heizel lauded the Lower Axim Nkosuohene for his efforts targeted at empowering women in the society and promised of her support to assist the Nkosuohene to embark on similar projects in the future.