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Ministry trains 18 females in fishing and fishing net crafting

A total of 18 females who have been receiving training in fishing and fishing net crafting organized by the Ministry of Marine Resources and its stakeholders in a bid to improving the livelihood of women living in coastal areas graduated last Friday.

 

Massawa, 03 February 2014 – A total of 18 females who have been receiving training in fishing and fishing net crafting organized by the Ministry of Marine Resources and its stakeholders in a bid to improving the livelihood of women living in coastal areas graduated last Friday. The one-month training involved theoretical and practical aspects, besides management of small-scale business.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony at Hirgigo Training Center, Mr. Zewoldi Haile, Head of human resource development in the Ministry, said that the training was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare. He further expressed appreciation for the enthusiasm the trainees had demonstrated and called on them to prove their commitment in career development.

In the same vein, Mr. Tewolde Woldemichael, Head of fish development in the Ministry, said that the training is a continuation of ongoing endeavors focusing on raising human resource capacity on the part of staff members and communities engaged in traditional fishing. He also encouraged the beneficiaries to utilize the opportunity as a stepping stone to improved living, and asserted the Ministry’s readiness to collaborate with them.

Also speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tesfai Tekle, Head of social service in the Northern Red Sea region, noted the vitality of training as regards inspiring individual confidence and raising productivity in the domain. He also called for the organizing of more training courses in the future reiterating the Administration’s readiness to collaborate thereof.

The trainees voiced satisfaction with the program.

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