The event which took place at the Centre for Africa Wetlands Auditorium at the University of Ghana converged over a hundred National Service Personnel and five seasoned resource persons including Bernard Kelvin Clive, a Personal branding and brand consultant at BKC Consult, Richard Kwarteng Ahenkorah – CEO, Eagle Knowledge Institute, Emmanuel Leslie Addae – Co Founder/CEO, Talents In Africa And Abigail Gyamfi – Co-Founder, OGA Apparels.
The symposium was aimed at psyching and preparing the minds of the graduates who will soon end their national service and step into the world of work.
The National Service Personnel were taken through topics in personal finance, entrepreneurship, personal branding and leadership and team building, networking and people skills.
Bernard Clive at the event expatiated on how today youth can positions themselves for jobs today and future by leveraging on personal branding and gave practical guidelines to applying them in their personal and professional life.
The facilitators also took turns to share stories their entrepreneurship journey to give insight and inspire the service personnel to same. They also had case studies on how to bootstrap for business with little or no cash.
Speaking to the press, Ms. Constance Ahema Darkwa, the Financial Secretary of NASPA said, “We organized this programme to elaborate more on financial freedom for the youth by introducing them to entrepreneurship considering the current spate of graduate unemployment. We want to build the capacity of our members to prepare them for the realities ahead as their national service obligation ends this July and we hope they will take advantage of this programme”.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Symposium, Allen Asare (NASPA President 2018), encouraged the service personnel to attach seriousness and a high level of excellence in what they do.
He also praised the NASPA/Greater Accra for organizing such a programme for their members and encouraged other youth groups to emulate.
The Executives of NASPA/Greater Accra thus Angela Larko Djabatey (Regional President), Benjamin Akorsa (Vice President), Dorothy Amoah (General Secretary), Larri Zachariah (Organising Secretary) and Farida Laryea (Women Commisioner) were also present at the event.
Source: NSS Corporate Affairs