Napo Trains 80 People In Fashion, Hairdressing

Some of the beneficiaries of the training programme

EIGHTY PEOPLE, selected from the 6 electoral areas in the Manhyia South Constituency, are now undergoing a six-week intensive skills training exercise.

The brainchild of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, MP, the programme will see beneficiaries being trained in makeup artistry, hair technology and fashion design technology.

The Manhyia South MP would donate modern equipment to the beneficiaries to start their own businesses after the training period.

Also, the beneficiaries would be educated in book keeping and customer service. They would additionally be supported to register their own businesses and enhance their lives.

The MP is partnering with the College of Beauty Art and Entrepreneurship (CBAE) in Accra, to roll out the project dubbed ‘CBAE Empowerment Project (CEP)-Manhyia South Training.’

Nana Ama Tima Boakye, who represented the MP at the official opening ceremony, said Napo believes that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), whether formal or informal, should be promoted so that more people would be given skills training and better lives.

Nana Tima said all the 80 beneficiaries would be given startup equipment to start their own businesses, saying “Napo wants to teach you how to fish on your own.”

She said Napo, who doubles as the Energy Minister, has organised similar events for his constituents in the past, assuring that the exercise would not be a nine-day wonder.

The President of CBAE, Rebecca Donkor, said awards would be given to the most disciplined students and best students in each or the three categories after the training.

She said about 500 people have benefited from CBAE Empowerment Project (CEP) across the country so far, lauding Napo for his passion to promote TVET in the country.

Kokosohene Nana Kwaku Duah, said Napo has invested a lot into the six-week intensive skills training programme so the beneficiaries should take it serious.

“Don’t let the huge investment go under the drain, so come to class at the required time and learn what the facilitators will teach you in order to better your lives,” he advised.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi