Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) organized a 5-day capacity building workshop for 30 artisans on the use of ICT in marketing products in Axim. The workshop started from 5th,2021 to 9th,2021at GIFC office in Axim post office  at Bankyem
With the aim of using ICT to enhance local and international market for artisanal   products,  competitiveness, creativity and variety  in the sector, the Municipal Assembly and the Ministry of Communication through GIFEC(Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication) collaborated to train participants in the five day training workshop.
The facilitator, Mr.Amoah Emmanuel, who is the District representative for GIFEC revealed how the agency plans to enhance the market  economy of Artisans and traders through the use of ICT in their job engagement.
He said the  principal objective was to make the use of ICT in artisanal work to make it accessible and available to people in and outside Axim, as well as promoting trustworthy and verifiable service providers.
 Participants were drawn from:Dress makers, Welders, Capenters, Hair Dressers, Auto mechanics, Decorators etc.
Hon.Frank Okpenyen, the MCE of Nzema East talked about the importance of this program and mentioned how online shopping is helping some companies and individuals in marketing.
He reiterated the importance of the informal sector to the economic development of Nzema East while presenting certificate of participation to the 30 participants.
The participants were encouraged to practice what they have learnt and become a living testimony of the program.
On their part, the leader of the Artisans, Mr Nyame Aye thanked the organizers of the program and promised they will make good use of this God given opportunity.
He appealed to the organizers to increase the number of participants so that many of their  colleagues will experience it.