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Gulkpe-Naa advises dressmakers and tailors to work hard



The Paramount Chief of the Gulkpegu Traditional Area, Alhaji Alhassan Abudulai has advised tailors and dressmakers in the northern region to take their work seriously. According to him, the involvement of the youth in such vocations would prevent them from traveling down south to do ‘kayaye’.

He made the call when the Ghana National Tailors and Dressmakers Association (GNTDA), as part of a cleanup exercise, visited the palace. The exercise was part of its ‘’First Apprentices week’’ celebration.

The celebration is on the theme: ‘’Equipping the youth with skills for Future Development’’.

The celebration is to create awareness about the existence of the Association and to seek support from chiefs, government and traditional leaders in the country. GNTDA seeks to prevent the youth from moving to the southern part of the country all in the name of searching for greener pastures.

It is also to empower the youth especially girls to be independent, since they are the most vulnerable in society. The Chief urged them to respect their trainers in order to acquire the requisite skills they need.

He also lamented the way the youth are desperate to make money through ugly means and advised them to desist from the common and popular practice of getting money known as ‘Sakawa’.

When the association visited the Dakpema palace, the Tamale Dakpema, Alhaji Mohammed Alhassan Dawuni, expressed sadness and concern about the way children involved in kayaye are being treated in the southern parts of the country. He promised to make Tamale a better place for the youth to stay rather than have them move down south to do kayaye.

The Northern Regional Chairman of GNTDA Dawuda Bawa stated that the association is faced with so many challenges hence the need for the government and traditional leaders to come to their aid.

By; Lilian Walter/

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