THE ASOKWA Municipal Assembly, through its Department of Social Welfare and Community Development (SWCD), has trained 25 persons with disability (PWD) in soap making.
The beneciaries consists of fifteen (15) females and ten (10) with each receiving various items for soap making after the training.
Those who had hearing impairment had assistance with sign language interpreters.
The concept of the training was to equip the beneficiary PWDs with soap making skills so that they could with some support do so on large scale and sell.
Speaking at the training programme, Asokwa Municipal Chief Executive, Chief Akwannuasah Gyimah said he was happy with the concept by the department.
He noted that disability should not connote inability and therefore persons who had difficulties in whatever form should be able to use their brains and in-built skills to do something for themselves.
The MCE noted that those who would take the soap and softener making training seriously could make a trade out of same.
“I am particularly happy that when the project was conceived by the Social Welfare Department we had PWDs showing so much interest and I believe the training will serve the beneficiaries good and make them employable in future or with support can make it a trade”, the MCE posited.
Director Of Department:
Addressing the beneficiaries of the training, Dickson Frimpong, Asokwa Director of Social Welfare and Community Development (SWCD) commended the participants for the show of interest.
He noted that such skills acquisition should be cherished since that would serve them well when they decide to take the lessons and act on them by producing the soap at home and in large quantities for sale.
Mr Frimpong urged beneficiaries to pass the lessons and skills from the training to their colleagues and family members so it can serve as a form of trade for them.
“I am happy that the department could facilitate such a training which was sponsored by the Asokwa Assembly for you so you can get some skills in soap and softener making which could serve as an avenue of employment for you in future”, the Director stated.
BY Michael Ofosu-Afriyie