The Municipal Chief Executive of Effutu Municipal Assembly, Alhaji Zubairu Kassim, has advised women to develop their leadership abilities with hands-on training programmes designed to give them career opportunities.
This, according to him, will advance their careers in today’s workforce, as such programmes show women how to strategically use their strength and abilities to improve their living conditions.
Undergoing such training programmes, he emphasised will provide livelihood skills for women in order to empower them to support themselves and their families.
Alhaji Zubairu Kassim gave the advice at the passing out ceremony of the Ghana Enterprise Agency (GEA)/Mastercard Foundation Young Africa Works project Skills Training – which saw the training of about 40 women in the production of shampoo, bathing gel, liquid soap, hand-sanitisers, bar soap, make-up and detergents in Winneba.
Pledging support from the Municipal Assembly toward empowering the women to use the knowledge acquired to benefit the Effutu Municipal Assembly, Zubairu thanked the office of Second Lady Hajia Samira Bawumia for partnering with the Ghana Enterprise Agency to offer hope to women in the Municipality through skills training.
He charged them to use the knowledge and skills they have acquired to start up their own businesses to improve their lives and those of the families, and also to benefit the society they live in.
On her part, the Secretary to the Second Lady, Madam Zelia Amsat Osman, charged the women to be smart and innovative in using social media to promote the businesses they will be pursuing after the skills straining.
She admonished the participants to explore modern avenues toward creating and selling attractive brands to the people of Ghana and beyond.
Madam Zelia A. Osman noted that the Office of the Second Lady selected Winneba as one of the communities to benefit from the benevolence of Hajia Bawumia after incessant appeals from the Member of Parliament for the Effutu Municipality and the Municipal Chief Executive for women in the area to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be self-reliant and relevant in society.
The ceremony also saw the issuance of certificates and Start-up Kits provided by the Second Lady to the 40 participants who underwent training.