The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey, has commended the visionary and dynamic leadership injected into the National Service Scheme (NSS) by its new Executive Director, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi, aimed at reducing the rate of graduate unemployment in the country.
He said his decision to shift the focus of the scheme from “Mobilisation for Deployment” to “Deployment for Employment” and skill provision was in tandem with President Akufo-Addo’s objective of providing the youth with skills that would turn them into global industrial leaders.
Dubbed “Deployment for Employment”, the new vision being spearheaded by Mr Assibey Antwi seeks to develop the competences of the National Service Personnel to enable them acquire the right skills to be self-employed or gainfully employed by any organisation after their service.
Since the assumption of office, the Scheme under Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi has introduced new modules which includes Impact Hub, which is designed to train NSPs on how to develop computer Software and Applications; NSS-GTA Support Module, meant to promote and provide assistance to the Ghanaian tourism industry; NSS Construction and Estate Housing module, which seeks to embark on the construction of low-cost homes for teachers, classrooms blocks, pavements etc.
Mr Quartey gave the commendation when he paid a working visit to the NSS Headquarters in Accra to acquaint himself with the operations, vision and projects of the Scheme under the leadership of Hon. Assibey Antwi.