Ghana Productive Safety Net Project, formally of Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP), has rolled out employable skills training to empower and enhance the socio-economic livelihoods of 161 women in the Bole District.
This is the second phase of the project after some 152 were initially supported with materials in that direction last year May, 26, 2021.
The beneficiaries were trained in soap making, bee keeping, Shea butter processing and groundnut processing.
The DCE, Hon. Veronica Alele Heming, made this known on April 21, 2022, when she together with officials from the World Bank, funding partners of the project handed over assorted items and equipment to the beneficiaries to enable them venture into income generating activities.
The women took delivery of equipment depending on the area of which one is trained on.
Some of the items and equipment given to the women included pots, frying pans,150 litres plastic containers, metal basins, metal buckets, baskets, 4 litre rubbers, measuring bowls, stirring sticks, laddles, rolling boards, Soap cutting machines, hydrometers palm oil, among others.
Under the training, the District Chief Executive of the area, Hon. Veronica Alele Heming explained that trainers moved from community to community to ensure that many women benefited to enhance their living conditions.
The women were drawn from Kakiase, Horiyiri, Dabuoyir and Doli/Nokoiyiri.
The DCE expressed concern about the high level of unemployment and poverty in the area, and expressed the hope that beneficiary women would be serious with the training acquired to provide employable skills to help alleviate their plight.
Madam Veronica stressed that employable skills training remained the surest strategy for wealth creation and poverty reduction in rural communities and urged all the beneficiaries to make good use of the packages given to them to better their living conditions.
She indicated that aside the long-term benefits of the facilities to the communities, the individual beneficiaries lived considerably descent lives, support their children’s education and cater for the health needs of their wards from the direct financial benefits they gained.
The GPSNP is a Social Protection intervention of the government of Ghana, with funding support from the World Bank towards the nation’s commitment to strengthening social protection systems and improving the ability of poor and vulnerable people to be productive.