A weaving centre has been constructed by the Bawku Area of The Church of Pentecost in the church’s quest to partner with the state to solve the high youth unemployment and early marriages among the youth in the area. It is also expected to help stop the unbridled migration of the youth in the area to the southern part of the country for greener pastures.
The centre, a brainchild of the Bawku Area Head, Apostle Eric Gyambibi Boateng, was inaugurated on May 25, 2021, at Zebilla. Currently, 66 regular and 18 non-regular trainees, comprising both members and non-members of the church of Pentecost, have been enrolled to commence the training. So far two weaving machines have been acquired to facilitate the training.
Speaking at the inauguration, Apostle Gyambibi Boateng quoted from Ephesians 5:15-17 and admonished trainees to make very good use of the opportunity to get themselves empowered to become productive citizens.
He further charged them to be hardworking, disciplined and determined to complete the training as scheduled.
According to the Area Head, similar centres will be inaugurated soon at Bawku and Garu.
In attendance were the trainees and their families, ministers of the church and their wives, as well as members of the church of Pentecost.