Axim Chiefs Enroll 21 Women Into Vocational Training
The Nkosuohene (Development and Welfare Chief) of Lower Axim Traditional Area in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Nana Osei Nkwantabisa has enrolled twenty-one (21) young women into vocational apprenticeship training programmes.
The three-year fully sponsored apprenticeship training programme in collaboration with the Axim Traditional Council under the supervision of Awulae Attibrukusu III, Paramount Chief of Lower Axim Traditional Area is aimed at equipping the young women who are teenage mothers and school dropouts.
The beneficiary mothers were drawn from Agyan, Akonu, Domunli and Axim, all fishing communities to learn tailoring and hairdressing.
Speaking at a durbar to inaugurate the beneficiaries at Axim, Nana Osei Nkwantabisa, initiator of the project commended all for their support and the benevolence of sponsors especially Lou Moon Lodge Hotel, Axim, Futuro Per Tutti, an Italian based NGO, Tullow Ghana Ltd, Jacqueline Adomako Foundation and Fameyeh Consult Ltd for their commitment towards helping the vulnerable in the society.
He charged the beneficiaries to remain focus to the new opportunity given them since it will help them to become independent and useful to the society, adding that they must ensure self discipline and accord their instructors the utmost respect throughout their three-year apprenticeship programme.
“We will like to assure that such similar projects would be extended to the hinterlands under the traditional area to help build up the skills of our people”
The Chairman for the occasion, Nana Kwaw Tendinli III, the Acting Paramount Chief of Upper Axim Traditional Area lauded the initiative and tasked the beneficiaries to put the opportunity given to them into good use.
He called on other stakeholders and corporate organizations in the region to consider supporting traditional authorities in building the capacities of the youth to help alleviate poverty and create jobs.
Paul Ramlot, CEO of Lou Moon Lodge Hotel, Axim and headline sponsors of the project reiterated his continuous partnership and support to the traditional authority to help build the capacity of the youth and help improve the living standards of the people especially along their catchment area.
He advised the beneficiaries to take their apprenticeship training seriously so that they become professionals in their endeavours.
The country representative of Futuro Per Tutti, Italy, Enrico Biasutti in a speech read on his behalf expressed his delight in supporting the needy young women to learn a vocation to enable them become resourceful in the society.
“ Futuro Per Tutti was happy to have supported the Axim Government Hospital and other fifteen (15) health facilities with hospital beds and other medical equipment as well as educational materials to schools in 2018” .
The Divisional Chief of Otupai in the Lower Axim Traditional Area, Nana Awuza III admonished the women to be mindful and avoid bad friends especially men who might lure them into bed.
He urged the Tailors and Hairdressers Association of Axim to ensure that the beneficiaries are given the best training to enable them become good ambassadors after their training.