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23.10.2013 General News

Christian Mothers train 91 in skills development

By Daily Graphic
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Through sponsorship from the Skill Development Fund (SDF), being managed by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), the CMA carried out the training for its members from the northern, middle and southern zones.

The final batch of 34 members of the association was trained in Sunson in the Catholic Diocese of Yendi in the Northern Region in September this year.

The CMA is a non-governmental organisation in the Catholic Church and has a passion to make poor women productive.

During a Mass celebration for the participants, the Bishop of the Yendi Diocese, Most Rev. Vincent Boi-Nai, dwelt on the parable of the prodigal son and the need for all to have a forgiving heart.

He said the world was full of atrocities and if we should attempt to repay all who offended us, we, in the end, would live very miserable lives.

'I will urge you Christian mothers to learn first to forgive yourselves and then to forgive others. It is only then that we will receive the forgiveness of God,' he said.

He also encouraged participants to make positive use of knowledge acquired during the course so that it would be beneficial to them and their communities at large.

Mothers also took time off the programme to visit the Gnani Witches Camp located in the Diocese to learn about the challenges confronting the inmates who are mostly persons banished from their various communities for being allegedly  accused of witchcraft.

At the camp, members complained about the lack of water which, they said, had become serious, following the breakdown of the borehole that served the camp.

The leadership of the CMA promised to do everything possible to help resolve some of the issues discussed.

Daily Graphic/Ghana

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