Over 2,000 women in the deprived communities in Ghana have been targeted to be trained and become self-employed by the Women’s Integrated Development Organization – WIDO. The aim is to help them with special training skills to start their own businesses. This project is sponsored by the Commonwealth Foundation, UK.
In the Bono East region, over 250 women have been trained in the fields of Sail rearing, Grasscutter, Beekeeping, and Mushroom.
The project manager of the commonwealth, Philemon Dong -Uuro says their main objective is to help vulnerable women in the deprived communities in Ghana be self-employed. Philemon Dong-Uuro speaking off-camera to Nkyeremu News says, they have started with the Upper West and the Bono East regions and will be extended to other regions in due time.
He says they are liaising with some financial institutions to support the women with soft loans to enable them to start their businesses.
At the various forums were the stakeholders including the NCCE, Social Wayfair, the Assemblies Officials, and the Ghana Enterprise Agencies among others who helped to grace the town hall meetings.
The programs were been held at Maampehia, Tuobodom, Ofuman, Ayeasu, and Asue. At their forums, the women pleaded with the WIDO to deal with their selected leaders in the disbursement of their financial support in their communities. They hinted that they still remember the agony they went through when they applied for the covid19 relief.
The education on covid19 was paramount since many people have stopped to observe the protocols. At the various forums, the women were been told to still propagate the covid19 education at all times and still observe the protocols and also ensure that they go for the vaccine any time the jabs are available.