A London-based recruitment agency for homecare workers, Absolute Recruit Limited (ARL), has opened a branch in Ghana to create direct jobs for the youth.
The agency will train the youth on how to attend to the aged in society, and reduce the frustrations usually coupled with old age in Ghana.
The Ghana branch will cater specifically for social care, offering a professional and fast paced service caring for the aged.
Mr Isaac Sackey-Nelson, Director of ARL, explained in Accra on Wednesday that the care package was aimed at providing relief and much needed support for all in society.
He said the decision to come to Ghana was unanimous given that the current busy and demanding lifestyle made it rather difficult for people to devote time and care for older relatives.
Mr Sackey-Nelson said after nine years of operating successfully in the United Kingdom, it was appropriate to bring the services to Ghana.
He said homecare workers would undergo a two-week intensive training covering emergency first aid, diabetic testing, temperature, respiration and pulse monitoring, effective communication, abuse and its effects, food hygiene, person-centred approach and emergency procedures, among others.
“We also understand that each of our clients is unique, therefore, we are adaptable and aim to provide a truly person-centred service to all,” Mr Sackey-Nelson said.
Mr Sackey-Nelson said ARL had professional consultants who were dedicated and of high integrity ready to care for their clients’ welfare.
It also offers recruitment facilities in areas of social care, administration, secretarial and industrial facilities for both permanent and temporary vacancies.
Government approves $8m for procurement of two ferries for transportation on Volta lake
Cabinet has approved $8 million for the procurement of two ferries to aid transportation on the Volta Lake.
Mr Mike Allen Hammah, Minister of Transport who made this known at the floor of Parliament on Thursday said the Millennium Challenge Account is also constructing two additional ferries to be ready in December 2011 to ply the Adawso- Ekye-Amanfrom crossing.
The Minister, who is also Member of Parliament for Effutu said the ferry- MV 4th Republic, which operated along the Agordeke- Kpando crossing sunk in August 2009 while undergoing repairs at Akosombo.
Mr Hammah was answering a question posed by Mr Raphael Kofi Ahaligah National Democratic Congress Member for Afram Plains South.
He said provisions have been made in the 2011 budget for the construction of four landing sites at Dzemeni on the Volta Lake in the District.
Mr Hammah said China Harbour Engineering, ACI-USA and Dominion Mart Associates had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ghana Shippers Authority to make the Bonkra Port operational.
He said a feasibility report on the inland Port project had identified railway connectivity as essential to the viability of the facility.
Mr Hammah said the ministry is considering the engagement of a Transaction Advisor to facilitate the project execution with prospective investors.