By:/brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah
The National Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party NPP has instituted a press conference series dubbed the *Youth Must Know*, a platform which seek to educate and inform the Youth of this country on the achievements of the Nana Addo/Bawumia led NPP government.
The maiden series which took place in Koforidua on Monday 22nd July 2019 at the Koforidua Guest Hotel, a statement which was read by the National Youth Organzer of the NPP Henry Nana B listed the achivements of the NPP Government which includes
The Free SHS policy which was a major campaign promise of the NPP which have been delivered with the introduction of the double tract system that have employed over 8,000 teaching and non teaching staff and also constructed 800 emergency projects to support the increasing number.
Over 104,000 teacher trainees and 116,000 midwife and nurse trainees have also benefitted from the teacher trainees and midwife and nurse trainees respectively.
He also mentioned the support and opportunity that the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Support Programme have created for the youth by providing financial support and entrepreneurship skills for 1,350 and created at least 2,700 direct jobs and also trained 12,000 youth in various entrepreneurial programmes. He noted that under the NDC only 69 youth benefitted from their Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES)
Youth in Agric which employed 11,500 youth in 2017, 15,000 in 2018 and 33,000 to be engaged.
The National Builders corb(Nabco) has also employed 100,000 young graduates
The National Youth Organiser outlined some employment records of the Nana Addo Government. He listed the following;
Youth Employment Agency(YEA) have engaged 107,000 youth in various employment modules 2018, and 125,000 in 2019
700 monitoring and evaluation officer,
15,000 community police
3,500 youth in sports
45000 youth in sanitation
100 graduate at Ghana Post.
10,000 beneficiaries of the youth in Afforestation.
3,000 Arabic teachers employed
54,000 nurses across the country
16,400 Diploma in Basic Education have been posted and for the first time 2,450 privately trained teachers from private colleges of education in 2017 and 19,000 in 2018
45,000 teachers recruited across the country
882 agric extension officers employed
8 operational companies under the one district one factory initiative have employed 495 young people
15,667 health workers recruited in 2018.
National board for small scale industry trained 800 youth in Brong Ahafo in various agricultural value chain and 500 young women under the ongoing cuisine program.
Nana Boakye also listed some construction works and facilities that have been undertaken by various institutions particularly the National Youth Authority, and the NBSSI.
Nana B outlined government achievements under the scholarship Secretariat which includes the payment of debts to the beneficiary schools at the northern feeding grant and also settled all arrears over 30million cedis of the bilateral students on foreign scholarship.
The Secretariat have finally introduced the district level scholarship scheme.
Source:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah