46 Artisans in the Manhyia South Constituency in the Ashanti Region have successfully been graduated from the Youth Employment Project, courtesy,Dr.Mathew Opoku Prempeh (Napo), Member Of Parliament for the area and Energy Minister.
Today’s event at the Apostolic Church Of Ghana,Down Town ,Ash Town in the Constituency was the second graduation ceremony for graduands who underwent three models training from College Of Beauty,Arts And Entrepreneurship (CBAE) program to also impact the knowledge they have acquired to others.
The aim of the training according to Napo was to give vocational training to the youngsters so that they could easily pass on same to relatives and friends,this he believes will reduce unemployment in the area.
The office of the Manhyia South MP had already trained and tooled about 90 beneficiaries on same models last September,2022 which has significantly better their lives.
“I urge you to pass on the skills and knowledge you have acquired during these three months from CBAE officials to your relatives and friends so that together we can have a positive chain effect”, Dr Napo stated.
On her part,Miss Rebecca Donkor, Chief Executive for the College of Beauty, Arts and Entrepreneurship (CBAE) said, the training given the beneficiaries would stand them well and enable them to excel in the three fields, fashion technology, make-up artistry and hair technology.
Commending the Manhyia South MP for sponsoring the two-times training programme, Ms Donkor noted that the 136 beneficiaries trained so far could spark the provision of similar training to others if they were willing to teach others.
The CEO said skills acquisition was best suited for the country knowing that not all persons could secure employment from the public sector.
“I am confident that just as the earlier 90 persons who passed out are doing well, these 46 new beneficiaries would do same exploits as they also determine to pass on the training to friends and relatives”
Addressing the graduands and public, Barima Osei Kwadwo II, Otumfuo Mamsenhene thanked the MP for the gesture.
He noted that the investment in people was the best form any people can get.
Barima Osei therefore urged the beneficiaries to use the training and the equipment provided for them to better their lives and others they may find to employ.
“We know that government cannot provide all the jobs people would need and therefore I find it uplifting that Dr Napo would decide to train close to 150 people to acquire skills and entrepreneurship talents so they can become useful to the society and Ghana at large”.
Giving a breakdown of the items earlier, Miss Mina Antwi Yeboah Esq from the Office of the MP said, each beneficiary in the three models namely, hair technology, fashion technology and make- up artistry would receive a set of equipment.
She said those in the hair technology would receive washing basins, hand dryers , standing dryers, and hair straighteners.
Others in the Fashion Technology, she noted would have cutting machines, industrial sewing machines, knitting machines and pressing irons.