The National Service Scheme has organised a 3 days’ orientation programme for the 207 newly recruited staff to equip them with the requisite knowledge and skills for the job and build their capacity.
It formed part of Management plans to build the capacity of the newly recruited staff who were drawn from all the 16 Regions in the country. In attendance was the Executive Director, Hon. Mustapha Ussif, Gifty Oware-Aboagye, Deputy Executive Director, General Services and Kwaku Ohene Gyan, Deputy Executive Director, in charge of Operations.
Others include departmental heads in the Scheme, all NSS Regional Directors, representatives from the National Service Staff Union and invited resource people
The event was opened with a welcome address from Gifty Oware-Aboagye. She further briefed them about the purpose of the gathering and took them through a brief history and overview of the Scheme’s activities. The second session started with presentations from Kwaku Anim Boadu, the ACCA Country Head of Education, leading ACCA’s Educational Strategy in Ghana. He took the new entrant through professional work ethics, work relationships, corporate governance structure, and financial literacy.
The second day saw a presentation from Mr. Derrdean Dadzie on leveraging digital technology to build capacity and increase productivity in the workplace and for professional life. The presentation was interactive and the participants were enthused about their new learning.
The head of Management Information Systems (MIS), Mr. Robert Nii Laryea Kumah guided the participant through the interface of the Scheme’s website and introduced them to the online enrollment and registration process. Other heads of departments also got the opportunity to explain the roles and operations to the new recruits.
Kwaku Ohene Gyan took them through the various projects the Scheme is embarking on asked them to be on the lookout for opportunities at their post and make such recommendations to the Scheme for consideration.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the event, Hon. Mustapha Ussif welcomed the new recruits to the NSS fraternity and charged them to work hard to project the good image of the Scheme as they take to their posts in the various Regions and districts nationwide.
“As you can see the NSS in a transformational phase. All our activities have been digitized and most of our operations are online now. I encourage you took brace yourselves and put on your learning caps to adapt to the changes and help us build a better and prosperous Ghana. Don’t be left behind. Get involved.” he added.
The participants were made to swear an oath of secrecy to the final day and handed a staff handbook
Participants described the orientation programme as timely, useful and insightful.
“Initially I was sceptical as to how I was going to acquire all this knowledge about the Scheme before I take up my post but I think this programme has allayed all my fears and uncertainty. I feel in charge now” one the participants explained.
Source: NSS Corporate Affairs