By: KALD | Voltaonlinegh.com|
Ho 92.5FM in the Volta Regional capital has supported some 31 underprivileged artisans with sewing machines and hairdressing kits through its ‘Founder’s Empowerment Project’ being spearheaded by their mother company, the Class Media Group (CMG).
Two physically challenged persons were among the beneficiaries who were presented with 12 sewing machines and 19 hairdryers at ceremony held at the forecourt of the Ho central market on Monday.
Present at the event was the Municipal Chief Executive for Ho, Mr. Propser Pi-Bansah as well as members of the local associations of dressmakers and hairdressers.
Torgbui Ahorgo I, General Manager of HoFM told the gathering that the beneficiaries, age between 18 and 30 years were carefully selected from various parts of the region, by a panel of judges after a thorough vetting of hundreds of entries.
The project which will be replicated in other parts of the country, begun in Accra with a donation of the first set of sewing machines and hairdryers to 86 beneficiaries in the Greater Accra Region.
Mr. Kojo Ackaah-Kwarteng, the Group CEO of CMG, noted that the project was an initiative of their founder, Mr. Seidu Agongo, aimed at equipping underprivileged artisans including apprentices, to establish themselves economically in order to earn a decent living.
He therefore, entreated the beneficiaries not to sell the items but rather make good use of them to improve their livelihoods.
He added that, the media group will also organize an entrepreneurial training programme for the beneficiaries to set them on the path of a sustainable career.
The Ho MCE, Mr. Pi-Bansah on his part, commended Ho FM and its mother company for complementing government’s efforts with such a critical intervention in the lives of the citizens, and encouraged other corporate entities to emulate same.
He also urged the youth to acquire employable skills so as take advantage the various government intervention programmes to better their lot.
Leadership of both the dressmakers and hairdressers associations also expressed their gratitude to the media group for the kind gesture, as they promised to ensure the beneficiaries put the equipment to its intended use.
About Class Media Group
Class Media Group (CMG), a Ghanaian media conglomerate which operates Class91.3FM, Accra100.5FM, No.1 105.3FM, Kumasi 104.1FM, Adehyee99.1FM, Ho FM, CTV, Tamale FM, Takoradi FM and ClassFMonline.com.