Ugandan delegation in Ghana to study operations of National Service Scheme

An eight-member Ugandan delegation led by Ms Evelyn Anite, Member of Parliament for Youth of Northern Uganda, has arrived in Accra on a five-day study tour on operations of the Ghana National Service Scheme (GNSS).

Mr Vincent Senam Kuagbenu, Executive Director of the Scheme, briefing the delegation on the general operations of the Scheme, said it had chalked successes over the years.

These are contained in a statement signed by Mr Ambrose Entsiwah Junior, Head of Public Relations, GNSS, copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday.

It said the GNSS had ventured into modernised agricultural projects, in fulfillment of its mandate and objective to provide skills to the youth in food production.

The statement said “Mr Kuagbenu explained that this had been made possible as a result of the Government’s commitment to youth work and the political will to engage the youth in productive venture.”

The Executive Director asked the delegation to acquire experiences through their study tour in Ghana, and lobby the Parliament of Uganda to commit the Government to attach importance to youth volunteering.

As part of the tour, the delegation would be been taken through a day’s workshop to be facilitated by Mr Kuagbenu, Mr Charles Y. Aheto-Tsegah, Deputy Director-General of Ghana Education Service; Madam Sedina Tamakloe Attionu, National Co-ordinator of National Youth Authority; Reverend George Gado, Projects Director of the GNSS, and Mrs Kafui Mills Odoi, VSO Programme Manager of National Voluntary Programme in Ghana.

The delegation  would also visit the GNSS demonstration farm at Papao, near Hatso, in Accra, and some selected schools where National Voluntary Service Persons are teaching.

Source: GNA

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