The Paramount Chief of the Nkusukum Traditional Area in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central region, Nana Okese Essandoh IX, is appealing to government to consider siting a kenkey factory at Yamoransa.
Yamoransa is well noted for the production of Fante kenkey and this business is a source of livelihood of majority of women in the area. The chief noted, if the factory is considered under the 1d1f policy of government, women in the area will have their businesses expanded and employment opportunities made available to the youth in the area.
Speaking at a symposium organised by the Centre for Gender Research Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD) of University of Cape Coast to mark this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, Nana Essandoh IX said the construction of a Kenkey factory will not only be of benefit to the people of Nkusukum but to the country at large since the kenkey could be exported.
The director of CEGRAD, Dr. Genevieve Adukpo appealed to the women to adopt new techniques and work hard to improve the kenkey business.
Director of CEGRAD, Dr. Genevieve Adukpo
She also explained it was possible for the kenkey produced at Yamoransa to be exported to generate some revenue for the women in business.
Touching on the theme for the IWD celebration, “Press for Progress”, Dr. Genevieve Adukpo advised the women to work hard to improve themselves and their families.
The Coordinator for Research at CEGRAD, Dr. Angela Akorsu also advised the women who attended the symposium to find time off their busy schedule to rest to improve their health.
A section of participants who attended the symposium
Source: ATL FM NEWS