More than 200 women in the Atwima Kwanwoma Constituency in the Ashanti Region have received support to expand and establish small businesses.
Held at Ahenema-Kokoben last Sunday, the women were trained in various skills to enhance their livelihood.
The training brought together women from the constituency who were engaged in making hair pomades, detergents, cleaning agents and a host of others.
The two-day program was spearheaded by Nana Owusu Acheampong, aka Achie, a philanthropist and a native of Atwima Kwanwoma.
The training program forms part of various initiatives to making participants economically independent.
Speaking to reporters at a brief ceremony to climax the program, Nana Acheampong explained that the initiative falls within his wider scope of helping the needy, rescuing constituents in danger and building a healthy society.
Nana Acheampong, was however, unhappy with the level of neglect that the people especially women in the area have been subjected to.
“At any point in time we need to extend a helping hand to the needy… and I want to help them in this regard. Women in our constituency for sometime now have been neglected and so we need to empower them going forward”, explained Nana Owusu Acheampong adding that “as a native of Atwima Kwanwoma giving back to my community means a lot to me”.
He advised the participants to form women groups in order to adequately benefit from the numerous government initiative aimed at empowering the unemployed.
He added that a number of such programs would rolled out in the coming days to engage other members of the community.
31-year-old, unemployed, Agatha Nsiah was thankful to Nana Acheampong and his team for the kind gesture.
While optimistic the program will make her economically stable, she called on government for financial support to enhance their livelihood.
“Nana Acheampong has paved the way for us and I think it is important we formed groups in order to adequately access loans from the financial institutions so that we can expand this business”, she said.
“This is a step in the right direction and we thank our son for this great support”, another said.
Source: Daily Mail GH