The Ghana Armed Forces has (GAF) has commenced a Trade Skills Training programme for a cross-section of personnel in the Forces.
The eight-week training is organised in all the Garrisons across GAF and aimed at empowering and training spouses, dependents of military personnel, female personnel and civilian staff, to equip them with employable and productive skills.
A statement from GAF and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said the programme would enable the participants to support their families during their active service and on retirement.
Speaking at the opening ceremony in Kumasi, Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, the Chief of the Defence Staff, GAF said the Ghana Navy over the years had made an effort to equip spouses of personnel and some civilian staff with employable skills to help them work to support their spouses.
“It is against the backdrop of this rewarding effect of previous training, that the Military High Command deemed it very necessary to organise another Trade Skills Training for spouses, dependents of military personnel and Civilian Staff across the Garrisons of GAF who may be interested,” he said.
Vice Admiral Seth Amoama said the training was centred on providing skills in confectionaries, some selected food dishes, bead making, soap making, flower arrangements, juice making as well as discussions on home management, entrepreneurship and marketing/branding skills.
Mrs Kosi Yankey-Ayeh, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Enterprise Agency,
assured the Command of the Agency’s unflinching support to ensure that the goal of the training was achieved.
Other organisations supporting the training are the Ghana Gas Company, Ghana Maritime Authority, Wilmar Africa, Tema Flour Mills, OMMICAD Group and Promasidor Ghana.