A total of 40 women in the Sawla-Tuna- Kalba District and Bole District of the Savannah Region have been trained in soap making to empower them to make a decent living.
The training programme, funded by the second lady of Ghana Mrs Samira Bawumia, was to provide vocational skills for women to improve their living conditions.
The training in partnership with the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), also included the preparation of other detergents like dettol, hand sanitizers among others.
Madam Abubakari Zinatu, NPP Regional Women’s Organizer for Zongo women who spoke to Yagbon News at Sawla on the occasion of a graduation ceremony held for the beneficiaries on Friday, September 18, 2020, commended the Second Lady Mrs Samira Bawumia for the training, which she said would help them earn some income to support their families.
She pledged they would make good use of the skills acquired to enhance their wellbeing.
She encouraged women in communities that are yet to benefit to avail themselves for the training since those who have graduated today are willing to offer the training to others and appealed to the government and non-governmental organisations to assist them with starts up capital and equipment to better their lot.
One of the beneficiaries who spoke to Yagbon News, Seidu Aramata, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the Second Lady for knowledge she has impacted on them and promised to make good use of the skills gained to improve her standard of living.
“This is a true reflection of a working NPP government, when NDC was in power initiatives of this nature were not organised and the difference is clear and that’s why Ghanaians have to renew the mandate of President Nana Akufo Addo to more”, Madam Aramata indicated.