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11.02.2009 Business & Finance

Thirty-two people trained in soap making at Premoase

By GNA

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

employed.
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

standards.

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