Ghanains to empower locals

2015-11-26 06:00
 Ghananians living in the local townships gathered at the Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

Ghananians living in the local townships gathered at the Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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The Ghanaian community living in the city have a plan to be visible and help in uplifting residents where they live.

This was revealed during a meeting held at the Look-Out Hill in Khayelitsha on Monday.

Here was discussed ways of sharing their skills with locals and also employing at least one South African in their businesses.

Kofi Boahen, the secretary of the Ghana Leadership Association of Cape Town, said they want to share their different business skills with South Africans, to empower them to start their own businesses.

They also want to contribute positively in the betterment of the areas in which they live.

“Most of Ghana nationals own businesses and have different skills.

So we want to share those skills with locals and also employ them in our businesses. We will also identify projects in the communities we live-in.

This project is going to benefit the locals. We also want to introduce ourselves to the communities,” Boahen said.

The association, which was formed in March, is formed by Ghanaians from different associations and organisations and is designed to be a platform for them to have one voice.

They will also use the association to be a channel to send a message across all members.

Boahen, who lives in Gugulethu, said they are planning to establish how many Ghanaians live in the province.

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