The Board Members
ERIC K AMOH – President
VIDA ADOGBOBA – CFO
CLETUS APEWE AZUPIO – Secretary
Director of the Training Center
HITO BERNARD ATANGA
Hito is the patriarch of the Lifestyle project. He is a furniture maker, home builder, teacher and from February 2018 he will be the head of the Lifestyle Training Center, which is housed next to his workshop.
Adongo is, in cooperation with Ayembla Abane, the owner of the company ASONKO WOODWORK. Asonko is trained by Maxwell, and the company has 1 apprentice. They produce any furniture (beds, sofa’s, cupboards). They have no electricity in the workshop.
ALHASSAN IBRAHIM SADIK
Ibrahim is a trained woodworker. He has – on and off – six trainees working for him. His company is called HOLY FURNITURE & CARPENTRY WORKS. He works with electric tools, and produces al sorts of furniture, as well as kitchen cabinets. Ibrahim will also be one of the teachers at the training center.
Atambire’s company name is SMALL SMALL FURNITURE WORKSHOP. Long time ago he started as a trainee himself, and now he has eight trainee’s working for him. They make all sorts of furniture, and they also do roofing. There is no elctricity in the workshop.
Ayinbire works with three apprentices is his workshop, called AYINBIRE CARPENTRY SHOP. He makes kitchen cabinets, sofa’s and all other sorts of furniture.
ADONGO CARPENTRY WORKS is the company name of Ayinga. But he says it’s a temporary name – he’s still thinking about his definitive company name. He has three trainee’s working with him, and makes wardrobes, beds and some roofing. Upholstery he farms out.
Ben operates his workshop under the name of BEN’S FURNITURE WORKS. He had his training to become a woodworker with a master, and now he has three trainee’s working with him. They make all sorts of furniture and they do roofing also.
When Bismark finished his training at the workshop of Linam & Sundy he started his own company under the name BISMARK FURNITURE WORKS. He has six apprentices working with him now, and they make sofa’s, wardrobes and many other types of furniture. They also do roofing.
Cletus is a woodworker who is specialised in roofing. His company is called AKOLGO ROOFING, and he works there with two apprentices of 22 and 27 years old.
Clifford’s company is called GOOD FINISH CARPENTRY SHOP. He has received his training as woodworker at the secondary technical school, and works now with up to thirteen trainee’s. They make tables, desks, wardrobes, sofa’s, beds and anything else you can think of.
ATANGA DAN CARPENTRY SHOP is the name of Daniel’s workshop. At the time of this writing he has no trainee’s, but before he had four boys. He received his training at Kojo. Daniel makes all sorts of furniture (no roofing).
Donatus’ company is called DONA FURNITURE ENTERPRISE. He learned the woodworking with Tetteh, and has now 3 trainee’s working with him. They make cabinets, kitchens, sofa’s and wardrobes. They don’t use electricity.
Fatawu works alone, without trainee’s at the moment. He does general furniture making, and makes also upholstery for sofa’s.
SAMUEL AMOAKO AND HIS FATHER
Some time ago Samuel took over his fathers company NYAME ADOM FURNITURE WORKS. His father works there still, as well as 5 apprentices. They use several electric tools, and they make wardrobes, beds, coffins, chairs – and they also do roofing.
Felix is a self-employed roofing carpenter, and cooperates often with Derry Donatus.
The name of Godfred’s company is G.S.BESKE ENTERPRISE. He is trained for 5 year on the technical school, and has now two apprentices working with him. The workshop is next to his house and to his wifes hairdressing saloon. There is electricity in the workshop, and when he needs electric tools he rents them. They make beds, wardrobes, sofa’s and they do the upholstery also.
Habib’s company is called BOSS FURNITURE WORKS. He got his woodworker education with a master in Accra. Now master Habib has four apprentices working with him. He uses electrical tools and makes all sorts of furniture.
HITO BERNARD ATANGA
James’ workshop bear the name JAMES FURNITURE WORKS. He has 2 trainee’s working with him – he himself is trained by Maxwell. He makes many sorts of furniture like cabinets, beds, wardrobes, sofa’s etc. He uses some electrical tools.
James works with three trainee’s under the company name JAMES CARPENTRY. He himself got his training at Tetteh’s workshop. They make all sorts of furniture, but they don’t do roofing. One of his ambitions is to have a showroom with a stock of furniture.
John had his training in woodworking at Tetteh’s – now he has his own workshop with the name ADUKO CARPENTRY SHOP. He works with four trainee’s. They produce all sorts of furniture, but he also makes things like ceilings.
GOOD THINGS FURNITURE is the name of John’s workshop. He works with two, sometimes four, trainee’s. He himself has been, after finishing junior high school, trainee in Accra. He makes, using some small electric tools, all sorts of furniture as well as roofing.
The always good-humoured Jude is from Navrongo. His company – sterted by his father – is called LAARI’S ENTERPRISE. He often works in Bolgatanga and does a lot of roofing but produces also other woodwork.
Kelvins company goes by the name STEPHEN NYAMEKYE FURNITURE. Kelvin was an apprentice with Stephen, but has now five apprentices working with himself. He doesn’t have electricity, but they make all sorts of furniture – mostly wardrobes and lounge suites.
Kofi works alone, without apprentices, in his workshop, called K MAX SMALL SMALL ENTERPRISE, because he likes it. He himself is trained as woodworker on a technical school. He makes office chairs, wardrobes, beds and all other furniture, but no sofa’s. He uses several electric tools like drill, sander, jigsaw and planer.
Kwaku is trained to be a woodworker by master Yaw, and now he has his own company called ANANE CARPENTRY. He works with three trainee’s and they produce beds, wardrobes, cabinets, sofa’s and any other sort of furniture.
LINAM BUGRE AND SUNDY DAAH
Sundy and Linam run their company called NAWUN TIYA COMPANY LIMITED. It is one of the bigger woodwork firms in Bolgatanga. The work with 7 to 10 trainee’s, and make all sorts of furniture. They sometimes also make coffins. Sundy and Linam had their training with Maxwell. They use mainly handtools, but have some bigger machines too.
NYAABA MARK FURNITURE WORKS is the name of Marks workshop. He makes, with the three apprentices he has with him, various types of furniture, including chairs and sofa’s.
Many of the woodworkers in Bolgatanga had their first training with master Maxwell, who has his company called NORTHERN FURNITURE WORKS. Maxwell works now with two masters and three trainee’s. They produce chairs, beds, tables, and any other sort of furniture.
Mubarak operates under the name TILAADO WOOD WORKS. Four apprentices work with him, of whom two are still in school. His family is from Bawku, where he learned the work in a workshop. Using electric tools like drill, sander etc. he makes wardrobes, beds, sofa’s and even makes the upholstery himself sometimes.