The governing board of National Service Scheme, (NSS), earlier today, paid a working visit to the NSS Medie Water Bottling Plant at Amasaman in the Ga West Municipal Assembly of Ghana.
The visit was to evaluate the extent of work done on the facility and also to inform measures to ensure that the factory is fully operational by next year.
The delegation, which was made up of the board chairman, Nee Odoi Tetteyfio and other members including Hon Osei Assibey Antwi, Hon. Abdul-Aziz Ayaba Musah, Madam Awo Yaa Mensah and DCOP Rtd. Patrick Adusei Sarpong further used the opportunity to tour the project and inspect equipment on site.
The plant forms part of the numerous projects being undertaken by the scheme to generate income and serve as a practical training ground for graduates from tertiary institutions who would be deployed as interns or National Service Personnel.
The factory, when fully operational, will seek to provide employment opportunities for Ghanaians as it will offer more than 500 direct and indirect jobs to the youth in the country.
While on the visit, the Executive Director of NSS, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi intimated that the Scheme, with support from the Board, is committed to adopt every means possible to ensure that the facility start producing both sachet and bottle water early next year.
As part of the means tabled, Hon. Assibey Antwi said the management has found it necessary to engage a strategic partner to support the implementation of the project.
“We have done much assessments and have realized that we need an investor who will amongst other things, help us construct a storm drain to deal with the issue of flooding, do some renovation works and construct roads that lead to the factory," he said.
The delegation, who were excited to learn about the level of development at the factory, also pledged commitment to provide the needed support to ensure the realization of the project.
Accompanying the delegation was the Deputy Execitive Director in charge of operations at NSS, Kwaku Ohene Djan; Head of policy planning, Jemima Anokye Boateng; Head of procurement, Wisdom Doku; Head of transport, Samuel Lamptey and MP for Salaga North, Hon. Alhassan Abdallah Iddi.