MP supports 123 apprentices in South Tongu

Kobla Mensah Woyome (1)The Member of Parliament (MP) for South Tongu, Kobla Mensah Woyome,

has presented 123 hairdressers and seamstress apprentices in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region, with start-up kits.


The 68 hair dryers and 55 sewing machines will help the beneficiaries to undertake incoming generation activities.


Presenting the tools to the apprentices at Dabala, in the district, Mr. Woyome said vocational training was a major means of transforming lives.


The MP said he was touched by the plight of the apprentices, who were in dire need of tools to set up their own businesses, and decided to support them to achieve their aims.


Mr. Woyome urged parents and guardians to support children to learn vocational skills because “these days it is rewarding to acquire a vocation and to establish one’s own business”.


He said a team would be put in place to ensure that the beneficiaries use the tools for the intended purposes.


Togbe Kowu Adzowe, Awadada of Agave, commended the MP for fulfilling his promise, and appealed to citizens of Agave to assist the youth acquire skills.


He asked the youth to acquire technical and vocational skills in addition to academic qualification.


Reverend Mark Williams Tepre, District Pastor, Calvary Charismatic Centre, Dabala, advised artisans to contribute towards Social Security and National Insurance Trust Pension Scheme (SSNIT), to cater for them when they become old and weak.


He explained that the SSNIT pension scheme was not meant for workers in the formal sector alone.


Madam Love Nanegbe, a seamstress and beneficiary of the assistance, commended the MP for assisting the people to engage in income earning activities.


The beneficiaries presented a citation to Woyome which read in part as “a listener and a reliable representative who is always at our service”.

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