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As part of the measures put in place to curb the high rate of unemployment in the country, the Youth Employment Agency was established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 889) to empower young people to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic and sustainable development of the nation.The Agency in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service organised a 5day training workshop from Monday 10th October to Friday 14th October, 2022 for 635 selected applicants in the Central Region at GUSDI, Saltpond.

In his opening remarks, Hon. Ike Lord Ennu congratulated the trainees for a successful training and thanked the organisers for their effort. He said the trainees are trained to augment the staff strength of the Ghana Health Service for effective service delivery. He then pronounced his acceptance to be the chairperson for the programme.

Hon. Ransford Nyarko commended the sitting President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo for the good work done. He mentioned to the trainees that, this is a good opportunity given to them by the government but how far they will go with this opportunity is dependent on their general behaviour on the job, he added that if they deliver diligently at their various assigned duty post, they may be considered to enrol as professional nurses after their 2year tenure as health assistants. 

The guest speaker, madam Mary Nsiah advised the trainees especially those having ‘issues’ with their grades or result to save money to better them since most of them are WACE holders. She added that during their two years of working with the Youth Employment Agency, they should make conscious effort to register with the appropriate institutions to better their grades to enable them enrol in the tertiary institutions to avoid being redundant after their two (2) year contract. 

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