16 graduate in skills empowerment programme at Manhyia South

Sixteen females, last Friday, graduated from the Inna’s Kitchen Culinary Art Institute at Alaba near Kumasi under the Youth Employment Programme initiated by Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South Constituency.

The beneficiaries acquired skills in catering and soap making, which included cake, meat pie, chips, spring rolls, quiche, mincemeat, fried rice, banana bread, sugar and chocolate bread.

Nana Ama Tima Boakye, Coordinator of the programme speaking to the media

Others included biscuits, butter cream, bread rolls, coconut sponge and liquid soap making.

The Manhyia South Constituency Youth Employment Project is a programme introduced by the Member of Parliament targeted at the youth in the constituency to equip them with various employable skills to make them self sufficient.

Each of the sixteen beneficiaries received a start up kit of an oven, stand mixer, baking sheet, cake tins, mixing bowl and a cake stand.

Dr. Prempeh congratulating a graduant

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh promised to give to each of the graduant a bag of flour, sugar, a bucket of margarine and few other pastries ingredients to enable the beneficiaries start doing something right away.

Nana Ama Tima Boakye, a staff at the MP’s office, who is also the Coordinator of the project, said the initiative was the surest way to empower the young women to become self sufficient, and hoped they would put the skills acquired to good use, as a way of showing appreciation to the MP.

From Thomas Agbenyegah Adzey, Kumasi


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