The Member of Parliament (MP) for Prestea Huni-Valley, Robert Wisdom Cudjoe, has presented hand sewing machines to 141 females, who undertook training in dressmaking.
At a graduation ceremony held by the Ghana National Association of Dress Makers (GNADM), Prestea Huni-Valley branch, each of the dressmakers who graduated on the day walked home with a brand new hand sewing machine purchased for them by the MP. The total cost for all the machines was GHC70,500 and was distributed to the beneficiaries from Prestea, Bogoso, Aboso and Huni-Valley.
Addressing the graduands, Mr. Robert Wisdom Cudjoe reminded them that getting a vocation was not the end but what mattered most was what they make out of it.
As a result, they should explore all means to upgrade themselves as well, so that they can compete in the market.
The MP also asked the graduating ladies to exercise patience and impact the knowledge they have acquired to other apprentices who may come under them. He also commended the parents of the ladies for standing behind their wards in ensuring that they acquired a vocation.
According to him, acquiring a vocation was the surest thing to do when one is unable to continue with his or her education.
The Prestea Huni-Valley MP also commended the teachers of the graduating students. He presented GHC500.00 to the GNDTA branch in Prestea, Bogoso, Aboso and Huni-Valley as his support towards the association.
Mr. Wisdom Cudjoe later told The Chronicle in an interview that going forward, he has plans to rather go to the aid of females who are interested in undertaking dressmaking and hairdressing as a vocation.
His plans, he explained, was to get the list of those interested in the vocation and present them with basic tools as a start up to their apprenticeship, instead of waiting for them to pass out before presenting them with the tools.
Earlier, the MP had presented 54 hairdryers to another batch of females who passed out as hairdressers in the constituency. The cost of the hair dryers were also borne by the Legislator.