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The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Hon Mahama Ayariga is providing support for the training of over 320 women in communities across the Bawku Municipality in Upper East Region.

The series of skills training programs are aimed at giving economic empowerment to women and households to lift them out of poverty.

The training programs which are under the auspices of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) with sponsorship from the MP, is meant to equip women groups with skills in various economic endeavors such as Soap and Detergent Making, Bead making, Batik tie and Dye and other productive enterprises.

The communities currently benefitting from the Phase I, of this program include Zagabu-Natinga, Kuka – Natinga, Kolpeingo, Mognori, Meigog and the Gentiga communities.

As part of the package successful group of trainees would be made to keep the initial products and tools as part of their initial start-up while funds are mobilized for them to expand their production in the future.

The ultimate objective of the project is to provide entrepreneurship support to as many women groups and households as possible while reducing poverty in the Bawku Municipality.