The national President for United Hair Dressers Association of Ghana, Mrs Mary Berchie has appealed to government to possibly make a support fund to support hairdressers and all cosmetologists in starting up their own business.
Addressing the Media at the Association’s 30th anniversary program at KNUST Kumasi under the theme ” EMPOWERING WOMEN IN THE COSMETOLOGY INDUSTRY FOR A BETTER GHANA”, Mrs Berchie expressed worry over the rate at which train cosmetologists are taking over the street doing different petty trades instead of working with their professional trade due to lack of capital to acquire a work space.
She emphasized that cosmetology is a very profitable business that contribute massively to the country’s income generation and therefore urged governments to arrange for a designated space for cosmetologists as they do for the other businesses in town planning.
She disclosed to us that, the association has over three million members across the country and their outmost goal is to help young girls on the street to get a trade to feed on and also provide in-service training for those who are already in the business to improve work and compete in new trends.
She opined that some of the youth who had acquired skills to open their shop to make use of their profession are now become streetwalkers all because they don’t have capital to start their own business.
She therefore urged that, anyone who will want to get training in cosmetology is welcome for a free training.
In conclusion Mrs. Mary Berchie used the medium to called on the upcoming generations to focus how they can use their hands to create jobs rather than focusing more on education .
By Simon Opoku Afriyie