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The Ghana Congress on Women’s Ministry (GHACOE), a Christian non-governmental Organisation (NGO) has organised a five-day skills training in soap production for 34 women in the Yendi Municipality in the Northern Region.
Mr Walvis Hudu, Municipal Chief Executive, noted that the skill training was a demonstration of love by GHACOE to teach the people "how to fish".
He said the socio-economic values of the country particularly in Northern Ghana makes women vulnerable in terms of access to resources and decision making, although they constitute about 51 per cent of the country’s population.
Mr Hudu said it was therefore imperative that government, NGOs, women advocate groups and the Church among others step up efforts to reverse the status quo through advocacy and gender mainstreaming.
Mr Hudu also called for the eradication of outmoded customs such as widowhood rites, Female Genital Mutilation and Trokosi and the empowering of women through capacity and skills training.
He appealed to financial institutions to grant micro- credit facilities to women groups to enable them set up small scale businesses.
Reverend Mrs Grace Wuni Grumah, Director of GHACOE said the mission of the NGO was to promote the holistic development of females especially the poor, under privileged, distressed and marginalised in society.