In his speech, Kanimang Jatta deputising the Wuli West Chief expressed his satisfaction with the handy products produced by the trainees. He expressed happiness to women of his community acquiring livelihood improvement skills within their own locality.
Mr Jatta who was also speaking for Wuli West Chief Alhagie Kemo Jatta, said the women can now boost of their achievements and urged them to continue producing more handy products.
Speaking earlier, lead trainer Mrs Nma Ansa Kijera from Nyakoi Kerewan congratulated the trainees for successfully completing the training.
Madama Kijera who was herself trained in Ghana on how to make tye and dye expressed satisfaction with the performance of the participants and urged them to put the skills into good use.
She assured the participants of her continued support while urging them to keep practising the new skill.
For her part, Mrs Maneh Kijera, the president of Beakanyang Sutukonding thanked the British Embassy for providing them with such an important project.
Mrs Kijera also thanked Beakanyang Kafo for providing the required technical support towards the realisation of the project for the group.
For his part, Mr Nfamara Jawneh, executive director of Beakanyang, said that the project objective of providing groups members with skills in entrepreneurship, making detergent, soap, tye and dye and batiks was met.
“We hope that goal of the project which is to reduce poverty among women of Sutukonding village particularly members of Beakanyang Sutukonding Chapter will equally be met from now on,” he said.
According to him, if women continue putting their newly acquired skills into use it would enable them have more income both for the group and at individual level. He disclosed that prior to the project, only few group members were able to make detergent (Omo) and after the training over 90 members of group can make not only Omo but quality and hygienic soap, tye and dye and batik.
“The project has added three new skills into your line of production and hope that you will share the skills with other members of the group,” he said.
Mr Jawneh also commended the British Ambassador to The Gambia Colin Crorkin MBE for his commitment in supporting the development of The Gambia.
Mr Yahya Sumareh board chairman of Beakanyang said Sutukonding Beakanyang is one of the 12 community chapters of Beakanyang Kafo all answerable to its executive director.
“As a membership based organisation we remain committed to the welfare and growth of our members,” he said. He hailed the executive director of Beakanyang Mr Nfamara Jawneh who also doubles as director of Sutukonding Beakanyang for his inspiring leadership and commitment to women and youth empowerment in The Gambia.
He hailed the Gambian government for its commitment to the development of women in the country.
Giving the vote of thanks, Mrs Aminata Kamaso of Sutukonding Beakanyang commended the British Embassy for the project which she said has come to eradicate poverty in the village especially among women.
She promised that they would put their new skills into practice while appealing for more development support from donors.]]>