The District Chief Executive for Wa West was on Saturday 24th February, 2019, joined thousands of residents in the district to present certificates to graduands at this year’s congregation of weavers and Tailors and dressmakers in Poyentanga and Nyoli communities respectively.
The District Chief Executive, Mr Edward Sabo Laabiir together with his entourage touchdown in Poyentanga with a rousing welcome into the congregation grounds.
Addressing the gathering, the DCE thanked the trainers for the dedicated service and selflessness towards providing middle manpower needs of the country.
He told the graduands to put to good use the skills acquired by striving hard to establish training workshops to help pass on the skills acquired to the teaming youth in the district to make them employable.
He encouraged parents to support and set up workshops for the graduands, this he said will be the only way they can realize the full benefits from the huge investment they have made on them.
He said the Nana Addo led administration, was committed to technical and vocational training education, and that the government will soon roll out sandwich programs to enable skilled persons acquire formal training in selected echnical and vocational training institutions across the country.
In all eight (8) ladies in Poyentanga who were trained between 2015 and 2018 were presented with certificates in weaving after passing an intermediate examination conducted by the council for technical and vocational education and training(COTVET).
At Nyoli thirty- seven (37) newly trained Tailors and dressmakers graduated with various grades in intermediate certificates from the council for technical and vocational education and training (COTVET).
The DCE for Wa West, Mr. Edward Sabo Laabiir was full of praise for the trainers and encouraged them to continue to mentor the graduands as they pass out.
Mr. Laabiir applauded the graduands saying “I am happy to join you today at your passing out ceremony. I know you have in diverse ways endured a lot during the three years of your training but for patience and commitment you have been able to complete successfully”, he added.
He advised the graduands to persevere and be determined to improve on their lives and the communities.
He said the government of Nana Akufo Addo was committed to providing communities with the basic needs adding that it was in line with this objective that he has awarded the construction of a CHPS compound which currently was at roofing level for the Nyoli community. He said the water crises in Nyoli which has bedeviled the community for decades is being worked on. The DCE told the people that extension of electricity supply to cover some new sites in communities connected to the national grid will soon commence.
The Upper West Regional chairman of the National Tailors and Dressmakers Association (GNTDA), Mr. Thomas Bomansaan appealed to the DCE to help construct a community center for the Nyoli community.