Beneficiaries of India craft training showcase handiworks

Twenty-five basket weavers from Bolgatanga who benefited from an India-Africa Craft Training programme in India have held an exhibition in Accra to showcase their handiworks produced with the  acquired skills in handicraft.

The products showcased included handbags made from elephant grass, dining tables, light holders made from grass, hats, wooden artifacts and wooden chairs. 

The exhibition, held on Tuesday, was attended by the Deputy Indian High Commissioner in Ghana, Mr Ajaneesh Kumar; the Second Lady, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur; the Deputy Minister of Tourism and other government officials.

Speaking at the exhibition, Mrs Amissah-Arthur advised the weavers to impart the knowledge and skills acquired in India to other women in the craft business as part of their contribution to empowering others in the business.

She also urged the women to take advantage of the training to enhance their basket weaving skills.

That, she said, would enable them to attract more profitable businesses on the global market to improve on their living standard.

Mr Kumar urged the beneficiaries to establish a co-operative body to train other basket weavers in the country. 

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