The Management of the Ghana National Service Scheme (NSS) led by Hon Osei Assibey Antwi has agreed to assist the Republic of South Sudan to introduce a one-year mandatory national service for tertiary graduates in the country.
This comes after a delegation from the landlocked country in east/central Africa led by Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Peter Baptist Abakar paid a courtesy call on the Executive Director of NSS, Mr Osei Assibey in his office in Accra.
In a short address, the South Sudan delegation said their visit was to explore the possibility of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Management of NSS for knowledge sharing on youth development.
“We have done good feasibility studies and we have noticed that you have rich experience that we want to copy and paste in South Sudan,” the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Peter Baptist Abakar told the Ghana Service Scheme.
Mr Abakar noted that, the South Sudan government had begun taking steps to invest in the youth to change their mindset and channel their youthful exuberance energy into productive ventures that would benefit the country.
He said their country recognizes Ghana as a force that was why they took the decision to visit Ghana to understudy the operations of National Service Scheme (NSS) to inculcate into theirs for accelerated development.
Welcoming the delegation on behalf of the NSS Management, the former Kumasi mayor, Hon Osei Assibey assured them of his willingnes to share Ghana’s National Service Scheme (NSS) experience with them.
Mr. Osei explained that, the secret behind the success story of Ghana’s NSS was the effective management structure, which comprised the board of directors and the executives who oversee the smooth running of the scheme.
He highlighted innovative programmes NSS Management introduced over the years to equip young graduates with employable skills that would make them fit into the world market and also be stakeholders in national development.
He assured the South Sudanese delegation of the full commitment of the management of NSS to provide their Ministry of Youth and Sports the needed support to develop the competences of the youth in their country.
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