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Regional News | Dec 1, 2004

Fifty-seven apprentices pass out

GNA

Kumasi, Dec 01, GNA - A priest has appealed to tailors and dressmakers to design their dresses decently to project the rich Ghanaian culture.

They should also approach their work with honesty and truthfulness to help raise their image.

Rev Osafo Boateng, Superintendent Minister in-charge of the Kwadaso Presbyterian Church, gave the advice when addressing the 57 apprentices of the Kwadaso branch of the Ghana Tailors and Dressmakers Association in Kumasi on Tuesday after their three-year course. He expressed concern about immoral behaviour among the youth including teenage pregnancy, alcoholism, drug abuse and prostitution and asked them to refrain from such acts.

Rev Boateng stressed the need for them to use their skills to open up businesses to enable them contribute meaningfully towards the socio-economic development of Ghana.

He commended the association for coming together and expressed the hope that that would enable them to get assistance from financial institutions to expand their businesses.

Mr Osei Asibey Bonsu, chairman of the Kwadaso branch of the association, said the association has a membership of nearly 1,000. Mr Bonsu said the association has been collecting the income tax for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as well as artisan's fees for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).

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