Thirty-two residents of
Premoase and surrounding communities in Sene District of Brong
Ahafo Region have attended a 10-day soap making training workshop
to empower them economically.
It was organised by Methodist Church of Ghana in collaboration
with the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) and Sene District Assembly.
Addressing the closing session, Madam Agnes Acheampong, a
Resource Person urged the participants to take advantage of the market
and create jobs for themselves to improve their living standards.
Mr Atta Boakye, Head of BAC Programme in the district said about
655 residents in the district had benefited from skill training in batik tie
and dye, bee keeping and mushroom cultivation.
Mr Boakye said other 133 residents had benefited from small
business management training in good record keeping, saving habits
and customer care since inception of the programme in 2004.
Mr Vincent Banges, Deputy Sene District Co-ordinating Director,
said majority of the people depended on agriculture, there was the need
to supplement their incomes during the off-season.
He appealed to government to support the National Board for Small
Scale Industries (NBSSI) and its subsidiaries such as BAC to provide
the people with the needed skills to empower them economically.
Mr Banges said establishment of BAC and its affiliates could help
reduce poverty in the country when beneficiaries became self
Mr Kwadwo Samuel, Course Prefect expressed appreciation to the
Methodist Church, Government and the other sponsors for
empowering them to be self employed to improve their for living