Kwaku Ohene Djan, the Deputy Executive Director of National Service Scheme (NSS) in Charge of Operations on Thursday, 17th October 2019 joined the Chief and People of Ejura Sekyedumase in the Ashanti Region to commission a fence wall for the Ejura Government Hospital.
Construction of the GHS141,500.00 fence wall which lasts almost a year was financed by the National Service Scheme as part of its corporate social responsibility to NSS project host communities.
Speaking at the event, he recounted how the cordial relationship between Ejuraman and NSS, which dates back to many years has resulted in mutual benefit for both parties.
“It is our firm hope that this bond of friendship and partnership between us would continue to grow from strength to strength as we deliver on our mandate in our Service to the Nation,” he said.
The Ejurahene, Barimah Osei Hwedie II, in his expressed gratitude to the Scheme for the long-standing partnership and continuous support to the community.
He further charged the Scheme to expand its operations and make use of the total allocated land so that more youth in the community can gain employment and benefit from the Planting for Food and Jobs Policy.
Commissioning the project, Kwaku Ohene Djan acknowledges the importance of the fence wall in ensuring the security of the health facility and hoped the purpose will be served.
He, however, expressed concern about the poor maintenance culture, especially of state asset.
He, therefore, appealed to the authorities of the hospital to pay continuous attention to the wall and to maintain it to last its lifespan.
He finally assured the Chiefs and people of the Scheme’s support and future assistance.
“We wish to assure Nananom that the National Service Scheme would continue to deliver on its mandate and offer the necessary and needed assistance to communities where we deploy our educated youth to serve mother Ghana, in accordance with our resolve to be the leaders in youth service’’ he added.
He was accompanied by Mr Opoku Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Director of NSS and Mr Oxford Osei Bonsu, NSS Project Head to the farms in the Ejura Sekyedumase Municipality where they met with a team from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) who were also on a routine inspection at the farm.
The National Service Scheme operates one of its largest farms at Ejura. It is one of the highest yielding Agric projects of the Scheme, earmarked for the Planting for Food and Jobs Policy by the government.
As a responsible state organization, the Scheme invests in the communities that host its projects and national service personnel.
In the case of Ejura, Indigenes are engaged as farmhands to augment the effort of the national service personnel and volunteers. Internship opportunities are also offered to Agric students who are seeking practical knowledge to build their capacity as future farmers.
The Scheme has also supported by drilling borehole for the community.
Source: NSS Corporate Affairs