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Yison Tech Hub Launches Project to Empower Rural Business Women


CEO of Yison Tech Hub Speaking
Serekpere Naa Issahaque - CEO of Yison Tech Hub

The Yison Tech Hub, an Information Technology (IT) hub in Wa, has launched the “Smart Woman Project” which seeks to empower about 200 rural business women in digital skills including Facebook, the internet of things and MoMo fraud detection.


They would also be trained in business management skills to enable them to expand their businesses.

 

Mr Serikpera Naa Issahaque, the Chief Executive Officer of Yison Tech Hub, speaking at the launch of the Project in Nadowli, said the training would equip the women with the skills to access the digital market for their products.


He said the project is supported by the Internet Society Foundation in the USA.

He said the beneficiary women were selected from ten communities in the district including Sankana, Takpo, Charikpong, Serekpere and Nadowli in consultation with the various stakeholders at the district and community levels such as traditional leaders and appropriate institutional heads at the District Assembly.

Mr Serikpera explained that though women outnumber men in the country, men dominated in businesses, and expressed hope that when the women were empowered they would also participate actively in the business environment.


Dr. George Dery, the Board Chairman of Yison Tech Hub, expressed optimism that the project would generate the needed impact among the women in the district.


Mr Alhassan Tonsuglo, an Assistant Director at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), who represented the Regional Minister, observed that limited access to technology had held back rural women for a very long time though they were a critical component of the local economy.

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