A total of 174 small-scale women fish processors have been trained in small-business management practices in “Competency-based Economics Formation of Enterprises (CEFE)” method.
The CEFE method is a practical exercise that helps the women to understand and embrace critical business issues including creativity, idea generation, understanding the business environment, strategies for accessing new and untapped markets.
Others are planning and business organisation, records keeping and financial management.
Mr Gabriel Kofi Ayiglo, the Management Consultant of Elitrust Finecon, a Ghanaian consultancy, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the month-long programme was aimed at providing small-business management training for fish processing enterprises in the Central and Western Regions.
He said the training was an initiative of the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and the Central and Western Fishmongers Improvement Association (CEWEFIA). It is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Sustainable Fisheries Development Project.
Mr Ayiglo, the leading facilitator, admonished the participants to be assertive as women and ensure that they held onto the new attitudes acquired from the training for a sustainable transformation of themselves and their businesses.
Madam Victoria Churchill Koomson, the Executive Director of CEWEFIA, urged them to work with knowledge to realise the full impact of the workshop.
Madam Alberta Geyevu of the Anlo Beach Female Fish Processors in the Western Region, on behalf of the participants, expressed gratitude to the USAID for the sponsorship.
“It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the majority of our members who do not have any formal education,” she said.
She acknowledged the professionalism deep knowledge and patience displayed by the facilitators.