Women trained on butter and honey procession
Women during the training
By Rose Keji Benjamin
Over 80 women from business union have acquired skills in butter and honey processing, entrepreneurship, business trade management in order to promote local production.
The women were also trained on cosmetics production such as body lotion, shops, and mosquitoes jelly.
The Executive Director of South Sudan women Entrepreneurs Association, Mrs. Jane Gordon Sworo said they have trained women in Nimule and Juba on trade mark.
“We give women business skills in cross border trade mark and management of business in various places. For instance in Nimule they were taught how to collect Lulu fruits and make oil out of them,” she said.
She added that the next training will be on how to process honey and its uses saying this time the women should have access to the modern bee hives.
“We are supposed to go to the grassroots and because of the insecurity we are not able to train women in the villages but when peace comes we shall go to the villages,” she said.
The senior officer for South Sudan Women Entrepreneurs Association, Alice Michael Taban said they need to compete with the rest of the women around the world.
She encouraged all the women to do whatever they are able to do for themselves to help their children to go to school.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Jenifer Night one of the participants said the training has improved her business skills, “We have so many ideas but the issue of insecurity is making us unable to do them.”
“We used to produce cooking oil locally from Lulu fruits but now days the cooking oil is very expensive in the market due to security of the road,” Night said.
She appealed to the women association to continue supporting them since they are still catching up with the rest of the women in the continent.