The Member of Parliament (MP) for Prestea Hunni-Valley, Robert Wisdom Cudjoe, has organised and sponsored a day’s skills training programme for 140 female beneficiaries in the constituency.
The beneficiaries were drawn from Abosso in the constituency and saw the girls undergo training in how to prepare ointments, shampoos, ice cream, liquid soaps and many others products.
The Trainer of the programme, Pastor Amoah, undertook the girls through the preparation of the products on the day that coincided with the birthday of the Legislator.
Each of the girls then demonstrated how to prepare the products with skills they had acquired.
Addressing the beneficiaries, MP Robert Wisdom Cudjoe underscored the importance of the skill training programme.
He said initially the idea was to impart skills to 100 people, but the number increased to 140.
This, according to him, showed how serious the beneficiaries were to learn and acquire skills.
In that direction, he had no other choice, but to organise and sponsor of the programme, because, he knew the importance of skill training.
He further tasked the beneficiaries to make sure the knowledge and skill they had acquired would be imparted to others.
Legislator Cudjoe also used the opportunity to advise them to form an association or a group so that they could easily access loans from the micro finance schemes.
One of the beneficiaries, Gifty Asantewa, on behalf of her colleagues, thanked the MP for sponsoring the programme.
According to her, but for the MP, they did not know how they were going to garner money to learn the skills, considering how expensive trainers charged before taking one through the programme.
In a related development, Wisdom Cudjoe has also sponsored another group of females to an apprenticeship programme in hairdressing, sewing and welding.
The twelve were drawn from Damang and Hunni-Valley, and they would undergo a three year apprenticeship programme.
Tools such as sewing machine, hair drier and others equipment have since been provided to them by the MP.
The apprenticeship training programme is an initiative of the Legislator launched a year ago to help impark skills to both males and females who were ready and willing to undergo apprenticeship.
Apart from the twelve, quite a number of persons, both males and females, have benefitted from the Legislator’s apprenticeship training programme since it was launched.
The MP provides basic tools and pays for the duration of the apprenticeship.
Meanwhile, as part of the birthday celebration of the MP, he has also donated 600 exercise books to the pupils of Apiatse.