NPRA, Culture Center offer employable skill training for 300 vulnerable women

By Dennis Peprah || Contributor
Social News NPRA, Culture Center offer employable skill training for 300 vulnerable women

The National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), in collaboration with the Center for National Culture (CNC), has embarked on a program to provide employable skills training for women in the Bono Region, aimed at empowering them economically.

Over 300 vulnerable women benefited from the training, which covered various skills including soap making, bead production, washing powder, liquid soap, and other detergent production.

The initiative, held in Sunyani on March 8, 2024, to coincide with the International Women’s Day celebration under the theme "Invest in Women; Accelerate Progress," was aimed at empowering women to play a more active role in national development.

Mrs. Effuah Gyimah, representing Mrs. Drusilla Naa Yartekai Frimpong, the Director of Human Resources and Administration of the NPRA, emphasized the pivotal role of women in national development during her address at the training session's opening.

Highlighting the importance of economic empowerment for women, Mrs. Gyimah stressed the need for women to be financially independent, enabling them to contribute effectively to the well-being of their families and society at large. She underscored the significance of empowering vulnerable women to build their self-esteem and encouraged them to join pension schemes as a means to eliminate old-age poverty.

Mrs. Gyimah also called for the creation of more opportunities for women to enhance their capacity and improve their economic prospects.

During the event, Mrs. Gyimah engaged with prospective retirees from the Ghana Education Service in the region, commending them for their dedication and selflessness in serving the nation. Additionally, she interacted with HR practitioners in the local government sector, sensitizing them on the new pension act and urging them to ensure accurate and up-to-date information on employees' contributions.

The initiative reflects NPRA's commitment to promoting financial inclusion and empowering women to secure their financial futures through skills training and awareness of pension schemes.