The Ghanian Second Lady, Mrs. Samira Bawumia, has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to facilitating a national entrepreneurial drive that prioritizes women’s advancement.
She said that improvements in women’s quality of life had been made over the last year and promised that the government will continue to make these strides for the sake of the nation’s socioeconomic growth.
At the recent Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Command Skills Training concluding ceremony in Accra, the Second Lady made the statement.
All spouses, dependents of military personnel, Defense Civilian Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, and some participants from other Sister Security Services attended the training, which was organized to empower women with the skills they need to support their husbands during active service and retirement.
It was organised in all the seven Garrisons of the GAF from June 6 to August 5, 2022 to train the women in confectionary, selected food dishes, beads making, soap making, flower arrangements, juice making and preservatives.
The Second Lady stated that, empowering women and their well-being was necessary in building their capacities to contribute meaningfully to the country’s development.
She urged the beneficiaries to use the knowledge acquired to improve on their livelihoods, commending the decision of the High Military Command for engaging other security agencies for the training.
“Success in life is not determined by what is handed to you but what you do with it. Use your talents to work with it and create wealth for yourselves,” she said.
She applauded the facilitators for transforming them into potential business owners and future industrialists and asked for an open discussion on equal business possibilities and remuneration.
Mrs. Bawumia urged the beneficiaries to have self-assurance and to provide the conditions necessary for them to succeed in their line of employment.
The training was a huge success, according to Chief of Defence Staff Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, and had a real-world influence on improving women’s and the country’s standard of living.
He counseled the women to use their newfound knowledge and abilities to better themselves and the country as a whole.
Mrs Kosi Yankey-Ayeh, the Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Enterprise Agency, expressed delight about working with stakeholders to build the capacities of the women.
She said the Agency would persist in supporting women in entrepreneurial skills to contribute to community development.