Women empowerment is the practice of making women independent so that they can make their own decisions as well as handle their lives without any familial or societal restrictions. It entitles women to take charge of their own personal development. Since women have always been the oppressed ones in a patriarchal society, the main motive of women empowerment is to help them stand equal with men. It is a foundational step to ensure the prosperous growth of a family as well as the country. The empowerment and autonomy of women and the improvement of women’s social, economic and political status is essential for the achievement of both country and women at large. Empowering women, the world would definitely witness gender equality and help women from every stratum of society stand on their own and steer their lives as per their own wishes.

With this in mind, the Bosomtwe District Assembly been a proactive Assembly, through the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development organized a two-days’ workshop training on Pastries for women in some selected communities in the District. This is to help them get source of income generation to help themselves and their family and not depend on others for survival.Five women were selected from the following communities; Woarakose, Onwe, Amankwade, Toafom, Adwumam, Adunku, and Old Adwanpon. The programme was organised on the 26th and 27th of January, 2022.    

The programme started at 10:00am with an opening prayer by Madam Mary Boahemaa. The facilitators for the programme were Mr. Adusei Amponsah, Miss Dorothy Kufumah, Mr Osei Emmanuel Senior, Mr. Collins Kyei Antwi, Mrs. Harriet Osei Tutu, Miss Bernise Owusu, Mr. Seth Dwomoh, Mr. Sampson Osei-Yeboah, Madam Mary Boahemaa (Trainer), Mr. Charle Kokroh, Mrs. Emmanuella A. Afedzie, Miss Agnes Bempomaa.

The participants were taken through the production of pastries like; Spring Roll, Chips, Sweet Pie, and Donuts. Mr. Collins Antwi, a Social Development Officer urge them to come together as a group to support themselves and to be able to secure a start-up loan from financial institutions. He then said, they should not sit idle for anybody to come and help them, but rather take the training serious as their main or secondary business.

Participants were also counselled to take the Health, Education and other developmental needs of their children seriously.