Hairdressers and Beauticians Association holds delegates conference in Tamale

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By Kwame MENSAH

The Ghana Hairdressers and Beauticians Association of Ghana (GHABA) has held its 7th Quadrennial Delegates Conference at the GNAT Hall in Tamale, Northern Region.

The Association which is a member of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU-Ghana) had its key note address delivered by the General Secretary of ICU- Ghana, Mr. Morgan Ayawine.

According to the General Secretary, he felt elated and honoured because it is the first time in the history of ICU-Ghana that GHABA is holding its National Conference in no other region than his home land, Northern Region.

GHABA is one of the informal institutions in Ghana that he said has been officially recognized and positively imparted on the national economy. The acquisition of knowledge in the Hair and Beauty Industry to the youth, especially, females to acquire employable skills has saved many a female youth from the risk of waywardness and helped reduced unemployment in the country.

Mr. Ayawine said, GHABA must be highly commended for this meritorious feat having gained solid ground and firmly established in the Hair and Beauty Industry. It is no surprise GHABA is now poised to migrate to global heights of technological applications to align with global practices in the industry.

He said, it is gratifying to note from the Theme of the Conference “Leveraging Modern Technologies to drive positive change in the hair and beauty industry”. GHABA is however, ever ready to go digital in the delivery of its professional services so as to conform to the global standards and still relevant in the Hair and Beauty Industry.

This progressive move will could not have come at more appropriate time than now, as GHABA gears up for the application of modern techniques in its services to the public and also meets its vision of one of its global unions, UNI Global Union and the mother union ICU-Ghana.

GHABA has had a challenging history in its existence but with resilience and hard work of its leadership, both past and present and ably supported by ICU-Ghana since its inception in 1972, still remains on course.

The General Secretary cautioned the delegates as this year is an election year to be mindful of our civic responsibility and therefore, exercise our franchise responsibly.

New National Officers were sworn into office. They are Tina Yirenkyi (President), Afia Amankwaah Kyeremeh Boateng (Vice President), Stella Botchway (Secretary), Diana Aidoo (Assistant Secretary), Felicia Kwarteng (Financial Secretary), Adelaide Dennis (Treasurer), and Mary Adwoa Appiah (Organiser).

 

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