The Mfantseman Municipal Assembly has selected 100 youth to benefit from apprenticeship training under the Rural Enterprise Project.
Mr Robert Quainoo-Arthur, Municipal Chief Executive, said the Project would provide working tools to the trainees after their course.
He said this at the graduation of 38 members of the Mankessim branch of the National Association of Hairdressers and Beauticians at Mankessim.
He pointed out that the government placed high premium on human resource development and appealed to the youth to take advantage of opportunities being provided by the state and donor partners to acquire skills.
Mr Quainoo-Arthur said the Assembly had constructed 20 public pipe stands in the Mankessim to provide residents with easy access to potable water.
Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, the National Democratic Congress parliamentary aspirant for Mantseman West, held that skill training, like education in general, was a continuous process and urged the graduants not to see their graduation as the end of their training.
“You are entering a competitive job market, where you need to improve upon the training you have received to be able to meet the challenges” he advised.
Nana Ama Amissah III, queenmother of the town, announced that the Okyir Festival, which could not be celebrated by the people for more than 20 years due to chieftaincy problems, would come off in the second week of October this year.
She urged hairdressers to use only approved materials such as creams on the hair of their clients to avert endangering their health.
Miss Josephine Bennin, Central Regional Vice President of the Association, advised the graduants to be respectful to their mistresses and that they should not think about revenging punishments they had suffered during their apprenticeship.
Miss Gladys Hammond, President of the Mankessim branch, appealed to the Assembly to loan start-up capitals to the graduands to enable them to set up their own salons.