Deputy National Youth Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Edem Agbana has said artisans have a special place in the next government of president Mahama should he win in 2025.
The youth activist made this known when speaking as a guest at the graduation ceremony of the United Garment Makers Association in Dzodze, in the Ketu North municipality of the Volta Region.
The colourful ceremony which was well attended saw the official graduation of thirteen apprentices who spent between one to three years in dress making apprenticeship.
In his speech, Agban, a vociferous youth leader, used the opportunity to reiterate former president Mahama’s commitment to empowering artisans in the various communities by enhancing their technology, while promoting made in Ghana products.
“The practice of importing school uniforms from China for our kids must end, we will introduce a paradigm shift where the contract will be decentralized for local garment makers to take proper measurement of the pupils and be paid to sew for them. This will help empower you and grow the local economy,” he stated in his native Ewe language.
He also advised the new graduates to maintain a very cordial relationship with their trainers because they still need guidance to establish themselves in the trade.
Agbana ended his speech with a cash donation to the association and pledged to help encourage and support the development the youth .