An emotional valediction ceremony has been held for the 2015/16 National Service Scheme Personnel of the Ga East Municipal Assembly as they rounded off their service period.
The event, held at the Assembly’s Conference Hall, offered opportunity for Management to show appreciation for the hard-work, dedication and commitment the Personnel demonstrated during their stay.
It was also an occasion for the passing Personnel to tap from the rich advices, motivation messages from their host as they departed into the working world.
Hon. Kwao Sackey, visibly moved by the reality of parting with the Personnel, expressed his sincere gratitude to them and commended all those who worked hard to lift the image of the Assembly during their service.
He urged them to “strive to achieve your aim as you leave the walls of this Assembly and apply all what you have learnt when you get into other sectors”.
Speaking against the notion that there are no jobs in Ghana, the MCE noted that “people are unable to find job because they aim at high positions which are already being occupied”.
He therefore advised them to take up any opportunity that will come their way “because if you start from a small way, seek the face of God and work hard, you will get to the top one day”.
He disclosed that the government, through the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), will soon initiate new modules to offer them opportunities to work in the public sector.
On his part, the Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Alhaji Shehu Awudu Kadiri, said “the service is to prepare people for a brighter future and presents opportunity for the personnel learn new things irrespective of where he or she may be posted”.
He reiterated MCE’s take that there are a lot of job opportunities in the country and that personnel should seize that opportunity to start something new by putting into practice the knowledge and skills they had acquired from their service period.
Ms. Florence Esi Damali, Municipal Director of Education, also added her voice in the valedictory addresses, expressing hope that “majority of you are going to sell the municipality outside and build positive image for us because of the lessons you have learnt during your service here”.
The Human Resource Manager, Mrs. Paulina Yambah, congratulated the Personnel for successfully ending their service and thanked them for their service.
The Assembly donated cash amounts to the Personnel and refreshed them in appreciation of the service they rendered.
In response to the gesture done them, the President of the Ga East branch of the 2015/16 National Service Personnel Association (NASPA), Ernest Fofie, thanked the Assembly on behalf of his colleagues and assured that they will “hold their heads up in dignity and fulfillment as they leave the Assembly for the huge transformation in their lives while servicing”.
Over 100 Service Personnel were posted to the Ga East Municipal Assembly for the 2015/16 service year out of which about 30 serviced in the main administration office at Abokobi.
By: Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman/Salamatu Seidu