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INVEST project: Women urged to take up jobs in male-dominated sectors



The Municipal Chief Executive for Kwadaso in the Ashanti region, Mr Richmond Agyenim Boateng, has urged women to take up jobs in male-dominated sectors.

Mr Boateng noted that some women limit themselves to specific jobs and describe other jobs like Mason, Carpentry among others as a preserve for only men.

He said no work is a preserve for men alone and, therefore, urged young women to take up jobs highly dominated by men and enjoy the benefits that come with them.

Mr Boateng was speaking at a stakeholder engagement on the Innovation in Non-Traditional Vocational Education and Skills Training (INVEST) project organized by Kumasi Hive at Kwadaso.

He commended the initiators of the project because it will help prepare the young ladies with employable skills and empower them to take up jobs in the fields that are male-dominated.

The Project Leader, Madam Benedicta Naa Ablateye, said the project is aimed at empowering young ladies into the non-traditional sectors.

She noted that some of the job sectors are male-dominated including welding, Mason, Carpentry, driving of excavators among others, and for that reason the project seeks to invest in ladies with the skills so that they can take up the post in these fields.

Madam Benedicta said in the Ashanti Region, the project is being undertaken in five communities including Suame in the Suame Municipality, Kwadaso in the Kwadaso Municipality, Kentinkrono in the Oforikrom Municipality, Tafo in the Old Tafo Municipality, and Krofrom in the Kumasi Metropolis.

She said they have targeted to train about 1,500 women in the above-mentioned communities with skills and empower them to take up jobs in male-dominated sectors.

Madam Benedicta said the project will be extended to other communities after it had been tried in the above-mentioned beneficiary communities.

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