Yussif Ibrahim, GNA
Kumasi, Dec 05, GNA – Voltic Ghana Limited has launched a training programme under which 2,000 women entrepreneurs are being assisted to growth their businesses.
They are being exposed to best business practices – recognize opportunities, keep clear records, do proper planning and to spend wisely.
The first in a series of the training dubbed “5 by 20 women empowerment”, has been held in Kumasi.
It brought together distributors and wholesalers of the water bottling company – a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) in the metropolis.
Ms. Joyce Ahiadorme, Public Affairs Communication Manager, said the programme tied in with the CCBA’s vision to empower five million women by year 2020.
They were eager to see women in the value chain to operate professionally - more efficiently for optimal returns.
She added that building the capacity of women, to sustain their businesses on the path of growth was vital, considering the immense role they had been playing in the family and society in general.
Ms. Ahiadorme said it was in the interest of everybody that they became empowered economically.
She indicated that as part of the training they would be helped to have better understanding of the need to improve customer care and service delivery.
Mr. Aaron Andrews, the Kumasi Area Sales Manager, underlined the importance of proper budgeting and stock taking and said that would aid prudent management of funds.
He asked that they did everything to avoid frivolous spending likely to affect their businesses.