Rita Asaana has some advice for her fellow women in Ghana — ‘look for work in a sawmill’. Having started out operating a veneer drying machine at the LLL sawmill in Kumasi in 2014, she was promoted in 2016 and now works as a receptionist there. And while she no longer does manual work for the company she has praise for the conditions of women who do.
About the VPA Africa – Latin America Facility
The VPA Africa – Latin America Facility supports the implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan with a focus on Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs). The Facility contributes to combating illegal logging and strengthening forest governance while encouraging sustainable economic development in countries that produce or process timber and export to the EU. The Facility is hosted by the European Forest Institute (EFI) and was established in November 2019.
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