The Bolgatanga Municipal branch of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has organised refresher training for all its personnel in the municipality to equip them with requisite knowledge to function efficiently at their various duty posts.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Manager of the National Service Scheme, Korle Brown explained that it is important the Scheme gives personnel the code of conducts, ethics and guidelines to help them discharge their duties well.
Speaking to A1 News shortly after the orientation ceremony held at Bolgatanga Girls Senior High School, Mr. Korle gave the assurance that his outfit is working assiduously to ensure their allowances are paid on time.
He said “the National Service Secretariat always organises this orientation for its personnel to get them abreast with the rules and regulations as they take up their mandatory national Service, so that they don’t cause trouble for themselves, the organisations they work and Scheme as well. I want to encourage the service personnel; we know how it is to work without allowance but we are assiduously working on their allowances and very soon it will hit their accounts.”
Speaking on behalf of the Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Albert Akanmiim Agariga admonished graduates from tertiary institutions in the country to accept posting to wherever the National Service Secretariat posts them.
According to him, going to places far from their hometown opens them up to opportunities.
Mr. Akanmiim admonished the youth to prepare themselves and take advantage of the government’s numerous job opportunities such as the you start and others programme.
He said “the youth, we just want to centre ourselves into these white collar jobs which is not the best. In recent times, you see that it’s entrepreneurship that creates jobs. That is why government policies are centred primarily on youth agendas. Government policies are that they have to build excellence in them and make them entrepreneurs. I encourage you to take up other responsibilities, whatever you can do legally to earn income, you should do because the jobs are not going to be readily available for you. When they post you, you just want to stay in your house. This exercise like the National Service is going to expose you to the outside world. So if they post you anywhere in Ghana, you go and get experience. It’s an exposure, it’s an opportunity for you to sell yourselves out there and make the networks, the connections. Today if you don’t network, you can’t do anything.”
The Scheme used the opportunity to elect new leaders to steer the affairs of personnel for the next 12 months.
Charles Anyore was elected the President. Raphael Kpinn Nwinianaa was elected the Vice President. Secretary went to Evans Kumi, Inusah Abdul-Karim was elected as the Financial Secretary. Adendaa Clement was elected as Organising Secretary and Ramatu Nyaaba Abugre was elected the Women’s Commissioner.
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