The son of the late former Vice President Aliu Mahama, Alhaji Farouk Mahama has organised a shea butter soap and pomade making training for over 250 women in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region as part of activities to mark his 37th birthday.
The women were selected mainly from the rural communities for the training, geared towards eradicating poverty in the region and was sponsored by the Aliu Mahama Foundation.
Alhaji Farouk Mahama (in pink shirt) with the Executive Director of the Aliu Mahama Foundation
The essence of the training, according to the Executive Director of the Foundation, Dr Samuel K. Frimpong, is to continue the legacy of the former vice president in empowering women in the region's rural communities.
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Some of the dignitaries at the programme
He said it is also to enable the women in the rural communities to become economically independent to support their families and their children’s education.
Alhaji Farouk Mahama said the training will be extended to other communities and districts in the region.
Dr Samuel K. Frimpong (holding the megaphone) to launching the programme
He was hopeful that the skills training will help to reduce poverty and unemployment particularly among the women in rural areas in the Yendi municipality.
Alhaji Farouk Mahama in a chat with one of the dignitaries
The wife of Alhaji Farouk Mahama, Mrs Abigail McDan, therefore entreated the women to take the training seriously and to work with it after completing the sessions.