June 13, 2024

It was all joy and praises for head potters popularly known as Kayayei when the Vice President and the Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia commissioned a state-of-the-art hotel facility for Kayayei in Accra on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

 

According to the Vice President, the facility is aimed at improving the lives of the head potters.

 

Adding that the government has moved beyond the promise of addressing their pressing needs, to also offering them transitional job pathways, to enhance their socio-economic status.

 

“It was a great pleasure this afternoon, in Accra, as I commissioned a multi-purpose hostel facility for head potters (Kayayei), as well as a training programme, the Kayayei Empowerment Programme for them.” He said.

 

“With the government adding a training programme to the residential facility, we have moved beyond the promise of addressing their pressing needs, to also offering them transitional job pathways, to enhance their socio-economic status. The two facilities in Madina and Ashaiman, in addition to more facilities being built in Kumasi and Techiman are expected to rapidly impact the over 100,000 Kayayeis in the country and offer them sustainable livelihood.”

 

Dr. Bawumia further indicated that the hotel facility is in fulfilment of a promise he made to the head potters on behalf of government when he visited their hub in Agbogbloshie, Accra, to get them.

 

“The commissioning of the ultra-modern residential facility and training centre, is in fulfilment of a promise I made to the head potters, on behalf of government, when I visited their hub in Agbogbloshie, Accra, to get them.” VEEP stated.

“I am profoundly grateful to the following government agencies: the Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA), National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF), Ghana Gas, Ghana Health Service, and BOST, as well as the Father Campbell Foundation, for their collaborative efforts in making this possible.”

 

“Many doubted this when the promise was made, but once again, we have proven that with a possibility mindset, and the right partnership, nothing is impossible. Indeed, it is possible!” He added.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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