The First Lady Mrs. Lordina Mahama has assured that her organization, the Lordina Foundation, will continue to create opportunities for the vulnerable and under-privileged in society to better their lot.
She said this at a durbar at Bechem, in the Tano South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, to present startup kits to artisans who have completed their training from various vocational training institutions to establish their businesses.
The First Lady, who is on a three-day tour of the region, would make a similar donations at Techiman North and South, Dormaa and Dormaa Municipal and Duayaw Nkwanta in the region.
Speaking at a durbar organised in her honor by the chiefs and people of Bechem, the First Lady expressed the hope that the presentation would go a long way to improve the quality of services of clients of the beneficiaries in the region.
She stressed the need for players of the creative industry to adopt modern and innovative ways to revamp the industry to its rightful place.
The garment and textile industry, she observed had a lot of opportunities and if well harnessed, had the potential to create jobs for the unemployed, noting that“the theatre and movie industry employs designers beauticians, among others”.
Technical and vocational training, the First Lady observed, held the key to Ghana’s development and, therefore, called on the people to embrace it.
Nana Fosu Gyeabour II, the Omanhene of Bechem, appealed to the First Lady to use her good offices to ensure that the Bechem town roads were upgraded.
He also appealed to the government to take advantage of the vast clay deposit in the area to develop the poultry industry to create employment for the people in the area.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku, Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Local Government, Dr. Louisa Hanna Bisiw, MP for Tano South, were among the entourage of the First Lady.
From: Daniel Dzirasah, Bechem