The management of the National Service Scheme (NSS), on Thursday 14th July, 2022 embarked on a national visit to User Agencies across the country.
It was to deepen institutional collaboration with stakeholders, learn at first-hand the experiences of personnel, solicit inputs from user agencies to inform the next deployment for the 2022/2023 service year and highlight the initiatives undertaken so far under the new Administration led by the Executive Director, Osei Assibey Antwi.
The initiatives are aimed at enhancing the employability of personnel after service.
The initiatives include
GNSS/ MSMS Accounting Aid program.
GNSS/ Teaching Programme.
GNSS/ IT solution Programme.
GNSS/ Communication Project
GNSS/ Agri-Business Model
GNSS/ MOTAC Support Programme.
GNSS Kumawu Youth Farm Project.
GNSS Youth In Housing Project.
GNSS Data and Research project.
GNSS Support programme for sports.
GNSS Climate change outreach programme
As part of the visits, Regional Directors in all the 10 regional offices paid working visits to organizations in their respective regions.
Greater Accra Region.
In the Greater Accra, the Executive Director of NSS, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi and the Deputy Executive Director in charge of Operations, Kwaku Ohene Djan and an entourage including the Greater Accra Regional Director, Mad. Anastacia Zanoo, visited the University of Ghana and the Adenta Municipal District office.
Hon. Assibey Antwi called on user agencies to support the management in its resolve to reposition the scheme under its new mission “Deployment for Employment”.
He stressed the need for user agencies to collaborate with the scheme to adopt innovative means to create employment opportunities for personnel after their one-year mandatory service.
He further urged personnel to exhibit hardworking conduct in the delivery of tasks allotted to them.
He advised them to be innovative and take advantage of opportunities available in their various workplaces to secure permanent jobs.
In Volta, the Regional Director, Mr. Ambrose Jnr Entsiwah visited the Volta Regional DVLA office in Ho, Ho Municipal Assembly, the Ho Teaching Hospital, the main branch of the GCB Bank Ltd in Ho and the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Hohoe.
The acting Central Regional Director, Daniel Dawuso, called on the management of COA Research and Manufacturing company, producers of COA Mixture, PANAFEST Foundation, Ghana Heritage Conservation, managers of the Kakum National Park, Museum and Monument Board, managers of Forts and Castles in the Region.
The delegation also visited SSNIT, Cape Coast Metro Hospital and St. Augstine’s College.
The Ashanti Region delegation led by the Director, Alex Opoku Mensah visited Fanmilk GH Ltd Kumasi, KNUST, Nickseth Construction Company and Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly ,Kumawuman Rural Bank at Kumawu Ashanti.
Visit to Fanmilk GH Ltd.
Upper West Region
In Upper West Region, the Regional Director, Mr. Mark N. Abbey, led a delegation of staff to visit the Ghana Tourism Authority, Upper West Regional Hospital, Delagio Hotel and the VRA Regional Office all in the Wa municipality.
Other user agencies include, S.D. DOMBO UBIDS and Wa Municipal Hospital.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Director, Mr. Prince Kankam Boadu and his team paid a visit to Yedent Agro Group of Companies Limited (YAGCL), Tyco City Hotel, Enterprise Life Insurance Company and Victory Hardware.
In Upper East, a delegation led by the Regional Director for the Region, Mr. Vincent Kpolu visited Bolga Technical University, VRA/NEDCO, GRA, SSNIT and the Bolga Regional Hospital.