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17.10.2008 Social News

Fifty Fanteakwa hairdressers end training

By gna

Fifty hairdressers drawn from the Fanteakwa District in the Eastern Region, on Thursday ended a 10-day training in advanced hair styling, under the Rural Enterprises Project (REP), at Bosuso.

They were taken through new skills in hairdressing such as punning, weave on, pedicure, bonding, wreath making, and acrylic nails.

Mr. George Ofori-Dwamena, the District Director of Business Advisory Centre (BAC), urged hairdressers to regularize their businesses with the Registrar General's Department.

This, he said would enable them to get assistance from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and government for the expansion of their businesses.

Mr. Ofori-Dwamena advised hairdressers to keep their salons tidy and to handle their customers with dignity.

He urged the participants to cultivate the habit of savings and not to spend their monies on “things that were not immediate priorities”.

Mrs. Paullina Ametsitor, District President of the National Association of Beauticians-Ghana, commended officials of REP for organising the training.

She advised the participants to put into practice knowledge and skills acquired at the training and to keep proper records of their work.

In another development, 20 hairdressers, who sat for the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) examination, were presented with certificates.