The Business Advisory Centre in partnership with West Gonja District Assembly with financial support from the West Gonja Area Development Programme under World Vision Ghana has organised a one-week training for 50 women in contemporary method of gari processing at the Kanyitiwale No2 Gari Processing Centre in Damongo. The participants were from Langbanto, Atributo, Alasankura and Hungerline.

The Business Advisory Centre objective is to ensure the promotion and development of small scale enterprise through the provision of training, business counselling, and extension services.

However, the purpose of the training was to equip the women with the modern method of gari processing.

Hence, the women were trained to use Soy Beans, margarine and cassava for gari processing, thus to add value to the gari. It was also to improve quality and packaging of gari.

It also seeks at increasing the market value of gari in the district. The participants were taught how to reduce the unnecessary wastage of cassava when processing gari.

The participants were also advised to use their income profitably, and must also ensure that, much consideration is given to their children’s education and health. They were encouraged to process the gari in a hygienic environment in order to avoid health related problems like food poisoning.

By SHallom Lumor

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