Department scales up effort to lift women out of poverty
The Community Development Unit of the Birim Central Municipal Assembly has scaled up the effort to lift more women in the municipality out of poverty.

Date Created : 2/15/2017 1:13:38 AM : Story Author : GNA/Emelia B. Addae

It has been training and encouraging them into income generating ventures.

Mr. Malik Appiah-Affum, Head of the Unit, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that in excess of 200 women had already benefitted from the training.

Some of them, he said were into oil palm extraction, gari processing and farming in places like Akim-Manso, Old Nkwanta, Akroso, Kwasi Ntum, Asomdwee and Kyeremase.

They had been taught best business management practices to efficiently operate for optimal returns.

The Unit has been doing this in partnership with the Business Advisory Centre, Department of Agriculture, Ghana Statistical Service, Ghana Health Service and the Environmental Health Unit of the assembly.

Mr. Appiah-Anum repeated the call to the youth to show strong interest in technical and vocational skills acquisition.

He indicated that it was the way to go to become self-employed and lead meaningful lives.

The Community Development Unit and the Social Welfare Department hd been merged to bring marked improvement and transform the livelihood of the people, especially women and children.