GNTDA Abuakwa Branch Graduands
The Abuakwa branch of the Ghana National Tailors and Dressmakers Association (GNTDA) has called on government of Ghana for financial assistance to complete an erected storey building purported for a training centre.
The project commenced in early 2016 with a source of funding from the coffers of the Abuakwa GNTDA executives and revenue generated from annual graduations.
However, the project remains stagnant due to inappropriate finance to complete it.
Chairman of GNTDA Abuakwa branch Isaac Kusi Boateng popularly called ‘Equalizer’ told Newstimesgh.com that “the flow level of the training centre has been completed but we lack the funds to Complete it; we need government support.”
He said the centre will when completed will serve a as place for the training of apprentices.
It will serve as a working place for graduates who are not able to establish their own shops.
The centre will as well reduce the haphazard establishment of shops (containers) all over the cities or communities which apparently are causing congestion.
The chairman made the appeal during the 25 Annual Graduation of the GNTDA Abuakwa branch held yesterday at Baptist University, Abuakwa in the Ashanti Region.
One hundred and thirty Seven (137) apprentices graduated.
They were certified with National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) certificates.
The Abuakwa branch coordinator for apprentice, Madam Ramona advised the graduands to be truthful, sober and have respect for their customers.
She said tailoring and dress making undoubtedly in recent years is one of the major vocational training business which is making a lot of revenue better than any other vocational jobs.
Subsequently, graduands should be proud of the skills they have acquired.
They must display it in all manner of their service to customers.
On the other hand, the graduands appealed to government to shift its attention on persons with vocational training.
They said government should give them the needed financial support in order to equip themselves.
Call Mr. Kusi Boateng (Equalizer)
By: Joe Marfo