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Artisans Want Field Considered In National Service Postings

National Service Secretariat is mandated to deploy a pool of skilled manpower drawn primarily from tertiary institutions to support the development efforts of both the public and private sectors in Ghana.

As mandated by the constitution of Ghana, graduates from certified tertiary institutions across the country are to serve the country for a year under the National Service Scheme.

As a result of this, the chairman of the Wood Workers Association in the Bono East region, Mr Akwasi Gyan Dwomo, has called on the National Service Secretariat and the government of Ghana to always include artisanal works among the areas where national Service personnel are posted.

He said posting personnel to the artisanal field could help reduce the unemployment rate in the country.

Mr Dwomo said, “Most of the people after completing national service becomes jobless. But had they had their national Service in an artisanal field, they would have gained some skills to create their own businesses to make living comfortable for themselves.”

Finally, Mr Akwasi Gyan Dwomo called on the government of Ghana to support artisans in the country.

He made all these known in an interview with Osomafo Kwame Owusu in Techiman, the Bono East regional capital.


Source: Gloria Opoku

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