The Assembly man for the Kawuribi Electoral area in Sawla-Tuna- Kalba (STK) District of the Savannah Region, Hon. Abdulai Mohammed has successfully equipped 40 women in handiworks to enable them live a meaningful life.
In a short ceremony organized for honouring and exhibition, drew opinion leaders, reps from National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Politicians and other Assembly Men from the District to grace the event.
According to the facilitator, Hon. Abdulai Mohammed the artisans were taken through two weeks intensive training on various products, to equip them with the needed skills.
Most of these products made of beads, were handbags, Liquid soaps, sandals (slippers), key holders, necklaces among others.
Addressing the gathering, Hon. Abdulai Mohammed said that every citizen can’t be employed by the government and that opportunities at the private sector for employment is lacking, hence the need to develop certain skills to be self-employed. “As we are all aware, government cannot give every citizen direct employment hence the need to grow entrepreneurs”.
Hon. Mohammed also described the products as standard. “I can assure all gathered here the crafts produced by these trainees can match others anywhere in the world and the evidence is here displayed”.
He pleaded with stakeholders to support the women in whichever way to help them develop.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP), parliamentary candidate for the STK, Hon. Nuhu Seidu(Banasco), questioned why people don’t value the handiworks and businesses.
He used himself as an example of a successful entrepreneur, but now entered into politics because he wants to push more people to be entrepreneurs.
“In every every business, the startup capital has always been the problem, he noted.
Mr. Thomas Maal-eong spoke on behalf of the Member of Parliament for the area Hon. Chiwitey Dari Andrew, saying, people most often see the job in the Government sector as the only source of one’s success.
He told the artisans to hold on to works like these. because they are equally important.
There are people employed by the government and the amount of money that is taken home at the end of the month, is far below the amount accrued in a month on daily basis by a crafter, he indicated.
The 40 artisans were given certificates of participation as passed outs, some of whom were outside the electoral area.
By; Yagbon Radio/ Joseph Wereh