TANO S: Parents urged to give their wards vocational/technical education
Ten (10) people who have completed three – year apprenticeship programme in welding and fabrication works and graduated from the Rural Technology Facility Bechem have been given start – up kits to establish their businesses.

Date Created : 4/18/2019 2:12:41 AM : Story Author : Barnie K. Agyeman/

Mr Alex Ampofo, the Manager in charge of Rural Technology Facility Bechem thanked successive governments and present government for putting in place measures to establish the facility to train residents in the Municipality and beyond on welding and fabrication works and informed parents to send their wards to the facility to make the children acquire practical skills which could help them to set up businesses.

He stressed that the facility has production and training sections and explained that the production section seeks to manufacture and repair machines, offers technological support services to stakeholders who seek the services of the facility whist the training section trains rural master craft person and technical students.

On the importance of vocation and technical education, he said it gives students practical skills and knowledge which could help them to establish their own shops and employ other people to minimize unemployment issues confronting the nation.

The MCE for Tano South, Collins Offinam Takyi thanked management of Bechem Rural Technology facility for imparting their practical skills and knowledge to granduants and urged them to take care of the equipment and urged them to use the equipment for the intended purposes.

The Manager of Bechem RTF speaking at the function
Since items and equipment were given to the beneficiaries and people living with disability, the MCE said government has recognized that people living with disability play major role toward Ghana’s development and for that matter, government has increased the disability’s share of the District Assembly Common Fund from two percent (2%) to three percent (3%).

He said management of Tano South Municipal Assembly had meeting with executives of Tano South branch of Ghana Federation of People Living with Disability and at the end of discussion, the two parties agreed to use the disability’s share of the common fund to procure items for beneficiaries of the scheme and explained that it is against this background that this programme has been held to also make office of Social Welfare and Community Development present start – up kits to some physically challenged people in the Municipality.

MCE for Tano South addressing the gathering

Mr. Takyi advised parents whose children have low retentive memory to send them to Bechem Rural Technology Facility to enable them acquire vocational skills and used the occasion to catalogue some the achievements of government.

The program which held at the forecourt of Bechem Community Centre saw also attended by Ernest Kwarteng, the MCE for Tano North, Andrews Adjei Yeboah, the former MP for Tano South Constituency, Tano South branch of some New Patriotic Party’s executives and some head of department.