Women trained in Advocacy and Networking
Representatives of 135 Women’s credit and Savings Associations operating in the catchment areas of Bawjiase programme zone of Plan
It was jointly organised by Plan
Topic treated by the resource persons led by Mr. Kofi Adade Debrah, Livelihood Advisor to Plan
Addressing the participants, Mrs. Amelia Allen, Southern Sector Manager of Plan
Mrs. Allen, who stood in for the Country Director of Plan Ghana, renewed the organisation’s commitment to improving the lot of children in deprived areas and advised members of the various Women’s Credit and Saving Associations in its catchment areas to make good use of financial interventions extended to them by Plan Ghana through the Awutu-Bawjiase Area Rural Bank.
She was happy that the scheme, which Plan Ghana started with the bank seven year ago, had assisted some industrious and hardworking women in the area to own houses. Mrs. Allen further counselled members of credit and savings associations who had failed to make headway in their economic pursuit after securing financial assistance from Plan
Mr. Kofi Adade Debrah was optimistic that knowledge and skills gained at the workshop would empower participants to lead their credit and savings groups to interact regularly with financial institutions and district and municipal assemblies in their areas for necessary support. It would also help them make useful suggestions and contributions towards the socio-economic development and cultural transformation of the country. Mr. Adade Debrah told participants that the act of advocacy could take place in individual homes through fruitful discussions with family and not in broader societies alone.-GNA