-The deputy Education Minister has been honored by the fashion industry in Ghana for her immense contribution
-An award was given to the minister for her consistent show of African clothing during the Wear Ghana month
The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET), Mrs. Barbara Asher Ayisi, has received an accolade for her constant promotion of African Wear during the “Wear Ghana Month."
In line with an endorsement from the Presidency to showcase African Wear during the month of March, the Deputy Education minister stood tall and received an award for her commitment to promote the fashion industry in Ghana by wearing African-inspired clothing.
Mrs. Barbara Asher Ayisi, who also doubles as the Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North received the award in her office at the Ministry of Education by a delegation from the Ghana Fashion Industry.
The Ghana Fashion Industry Awards, is an honor bestowed on individuals, institutions and corporate bodies who have contributed to the growth of Ghana's Fashion Industry and the minister happened to be one of such people.
“Wear Ghana Month,” a national campaign which was launched in Accra in March was aimed at promoting the country’s cloth cultural heritage and boost the local textile and fashion industries under the theme, “Wear Ghana to promote the fashion industry”.
The honor bestowed on the Deputy Education Minister by Ghana Fashion Industry in recognition of wear Ghana month was for her contribution to the fashion industry during the campaign
Hon. Mrs. Barbara Asher Ayisi is noted as lover of fashion due to the fact that her mother was a renowned fashion designer.
The deputy minister was a model in her early years and mostly seen in African-inspired outfits.
After receiving the award from the delegation, the deputy minister revealed that her support for the textile industry was in the right direction since she was proud to be associated with anything that was in the best interest of the industries in the country.
She added that as the minister in charge of Technical and Vocational Education Training, she was of the conviction that her support for the fashion industry would encourage others to do same and also promote vocation into fashion and dress-making.
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