Tarkwa MP Empowers Women
…Donates 300 Sewing Machines, 150 Hair Dryers
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem in the Western Region, George Mireku Duker, has taken a major step towards boosting the personal development of his constituents, by donating 300 industrial sewing machines and 150 hair dryer machines to 450 women in his constituency.
This donation is a continuation of a plan, which is already in motion, and aimed at elevating the living standards of people of the constituency, and reducing poverty in the area.
The MP, since his election, has put hundreds of people through skill training and equipped them afterwards to start their own businesses.
The event formed part of his usual weekend visits to the constituency and saw the MP donating 400 pieces of cloth to 400 traders at the Tarkwa Central Market, ahead of this year’s Mother’s Day celebration.
According to George Mireku Duker, before the donation, he had engagements with the women’s caucus of the NPP Tarkwa-Nsuaem, which comprised all women holding polling station executive positions.
Speaking in an interview, he said he donated the 300 industrial sewing machines and the 150 hair dryer machines upon request.
“I had an engagement with the women’s caucus of the NPP Tarkwa-Nsuaem which comprised all women holding Polling Station Executive positions. I donated 300 industrial sewing machines and 150 hair dryer machines upon request. I also met with market women at the Tarkwa central market where I donated 400 pieces of cloth ahead of the Mother’s Day celebration,” he said.
He explained that he gave the sewing machines and hairdryers as his way of helping the women venture into self-engineered businesses to boost the development agenda of the Tarkwa-Nsuaem constituency.
“It’s about women empowerment. One of my major interests as a Member of Parliament for Tarkwa-Nsuaem is empowering the women of my constituency, and it is something I have been doing over the years.
This time around, about 450 women were given sewing machines and hairdryers to enable them to go into self-engineered businesses. This initiative came about as a result of numerous calls on the MP of the area to support in the traditional handicrafts,” he explained.