Thirty women from the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region of Ghana have undergone training in makeup artistry. The training was aimed at equipping them with skills that would give them financial security as well as bridge any gaps that might exist in the makeup and beauty industry as a whole in the Kwahu area.

Davis Opoku Ansah , NPP member

The initiative sponsored by Davis
Opoku Ansah (OPK) saw the ladies go through a six-day training program; from
foundation makeup to traditional headgear (Gele) making.

At a passing-out ceremony following the successful 6-day session, Davis Opoku presented to each lady, a Makeup Startup Kit, containing among others, basic makeup products and tools to enable them to start their entrepreneurship journeys as certified make-up artists. He assured them of his continuous support in the area of business management and promised to provide each participant with business cards and advertising materials to help them market their skills.

Obaahemaa Biamah presenting a certificate to a beneficiary

On her part, Obaahemaa Biamah,
Kwahu Mpraeso Amanfrom queen mother urged the ladies to take the training
seriously as it has become the order of the day. “People are making millions
out of the makeup industry and for you to be part of this training means you
have the potential to develop into one of the best in the country”.

The Assemblyman for Bepong Electoral area, Hon. Ernest Opoku thanked Davis Opoku for supporting women in Kwahu. He touted the numerous projects being undertaken by OPK in the various communities and urged other Kwahu professionals to emulate his example to ensure the speedy development of Kwahuman.

Beneficiaries in a group photo with OPK

On their part, the ladies assured
the dignitaries of their readiness to practice the artistry. They said, “Our
services will be available during the Easter festivities and beyond”. They
thanked the sponsor and his team and appealed to them to do more so a lot more
women are empowered.  The spokesperson,
Jennifer Siaw said, “We usually are vulnerable due to lack of work in Kwahu. We
get pregnant after school and such skills development will go a long way to
help us in our community”

Nana Obuotipim Obeng Akrofi Darte
Kwahu Mpraeso Baamuhene, who represents the Mpraesohene, thanked the trainers
and participants and called on Kwahus to emulate the kind gesture of OPK.
Present at the ceremony included some Political and business leaders from the
Kwahu area of Ghana.

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