The Member of Parliament for Essikado-Ketan, Joe Ghartey has demonstrated his commitment towards developing a skilled workforce within his constituency and the region at large. Having one of the finest vocational and technical training institution in his jurisdiction, Joe Ghartey recognizes his obligation to support in any means possible to make the dreams of the younger generations come through.
The Goshen Training Institute, located in Butumagyabu, has benefited from the legislator’s educational support scheme. At a 15th graduation ceremony of the institute, Joe Ghartey offered management some 12 sowing machines, the
6 hair drying machines, and on top of it, 200 bags of cement to help build additional lecturer theaters at the school.
Already, the MP has supported the institute out up a new lecture theatre to accommodate the rising number of trainees that are enrolled there.
In his address at the congregation, Joe Ghartey promised to make available more resources to improve the quality of learning at the institute.
“This is the beginning and not the end,” he added.
He charged management to incorporate professional ethics and business methods into their curriculum such that beneficiaries could be better position to take a flawless transition into the business environment.
“They have to be trained well enough so that they can set up their own businesses. And I am encouraging the institute not to focus just on the hands-on training but they should also focus in business methods and ethics generally so that when they give them the tools which can enable them set up their own businesses.”
The Chief Executive for Gushen Training Institute, Dr. Gideon Ked Bonney was very much elated by the gesture. He indicated that it’s been ages since such a support came to them. He wished government could take a cue from such benevolence and adopt training institutions as his to train more people to gain employable skills.
“All we want is for government to support us with the tools and logistics, we will go out there to get the students and enrol them. These people are from poor homes, deprived communities and others. And should all do as Joe Ghartey has done, I think we will make headway. It’s been like seven years since we received such a support.”