Source:Savannanews24.com/ Edem Wenchy Vuvor/Volta Region:
The Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCO) Secretariat of the Keta Municipal Assembly in the Volta Region is marking its one-year anniversary with series of activities in parts of the Municipality. The weeklong programme of events is being organized under the theme, ‘Investing in the Youth, Securing Our Future through Opportunities for Work and Nation Building’.
As part of the celebration, trainees of the Scheme, located in both the Keta Municipality and the Anloga District, undertook a two-hour clean-up campaign at four designated points at Keta, Anloga and Weme-Abor. The trainees desilted gutters around the Keta Market, cleared debris in and around the Anloga Shopping Mall and the Anloga Health Centre in addition to some clean-up within the premises of the Sacred Heart Hospital at Weme-Abor.
According to the Keta Municipal Co-ordinator of NABCO, Emmanuel Gemegah, the clean-up campaign was to among other things create awareness about the celebration of the NABCO week in addition to deepening residents’ love and commitment towards keeping the environment and their communities and surroundings clean.
The trainees also donated some hospital medications and supplies to both the Keta Municipal Hospital and the Sacred Heart Hospital at Weme-Abor.
The trainees who number about 206 from both the Keta Municipality and the newly created Anloga district, sat through a capacity-building seminar on Friday to increase their knowledge and skills about the Scheme and its impact on the economy in particular and the youth in general.
Addressing the participants at the symposium, Head of IT Department at the NABCO Headquarters in Accra, Desmond Apeku lauded the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo for the introduction of the Scheme, saying any country that invests in her youth for a greater future is worth celebrating.
According to him, government’s commitment to giving her graduates an experience and further training instead of allowing them to be idle is worth celebrating and highly commendable, emphasizing that NABCO is key to the development of the country’s youth and for that matter her future leaders.
Mr. Apeku commended the trainees for their dint of hardwork and sacrifices to the development of Mother Ghana and urged them not to rest on their oars as future leaders of the country.
A statement by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NABCO noted that the Scheme has brought great relief to many Ghanaian graduates despite its initial challenges. Dr. Ibrahim Anyars said the challenges would have been able to topple many projects but with great leadership skills exhibited by Management and the Secretariat with support from government, the project has evolved out of the mud to be a great one.
Other activities to commemorate the weeklong anniversary include health walk, fun games and hang-outs at the Aborigines Beach Resort at Keta.
NABCO is one amongst many flagship programmes of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) under the leadership of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo. It is the recorded holding programme that has at a go employed over 100,000 young graduates on various developmental platforms including technology, health and entrepreneurship amongst others.