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NPP UK YOUTH LAUNCH SKILLSET DATABASE

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To promote efforts to ensure that the youth play their part in addressing the challenges confronting the nation, the youth wing of the New Patriotic Party in the United Kingdom has launched the Skillset Database System.

To promote efforts to ensure that the youth play their part in addressing the challenges confronting the nation, the youth wing of the New Patriotic Party in the United Kingdom has launched the Skillset Database System.

Launching the system on Saturday during NPP UK’s maiden youth conference, held in Manchester, the branch youth organiser, Richard Gyamfi, said Ghana must harness the enormous benefits of information and communications technology to offer solutions to the myriad challenges confronting the country.

Easier link

Mr Gyamfi told the well-attended conference that the main aim in setting up a skillset database for NPP UK’s youth wing was to maximise potential within the wing and allow the party to tap young members’ skills and knowledge for the good of the nation.

He explained that the database, which is controlled solely by the youth leadership, in line with data protection regulations, has categorised young members of NPP UK according to profession, experience and skills.

“This will make it easier to link participants’ core competencies to appropriate jobs, business and entrepreneurial opportunities and inadvertently utilise the great human resource in the youth wing,” he said.

Selective approach

On behalf of the UK youth wing, Mr Gyamfi urged the NPP national youth organiser, Henry Nana Boakye, who was chairman for the conference, to negotiate with institutions in Ghana to allocate a quota of jobs to members of the wing.

He assured Nana Boakye, popularly known as Nana B, that selecting the right people for specific roles will not be difficult because of the database.

Nana B in turn assured members that their concerns will be channelled to the right quarters.

He congratulated NPP UK youth and encouraged them to continue to work together to achieve their objectives. The national youth organiser also took the opportunity to outdoor the interim UK TESCON executive.

He urged the interim executives to continue to spread news of the good work being done by President Akufo-Addo’s government, and also to continue to mobilise Ghanaian students in the diaspora.

Nana B, himself a proud product of TESCON, pledged to support the NPP UK youth leadership in any way he could.

High-level

The conference was attended by high-level dignitaries, including Ghana’s Deputy High Commissioner to the UK, Rita Tani Iddi; Kwaku Ampratwum, MP for Mampong, who is also a former chairman of NPP UK; Kwaku Nkansah, chairman of NPP UK; and Kwabena Ampofo Appiah, managing director of State Housing Company.

Also present were Kingsley Agyemang, Registrar for Scholarships, Deputy Information Minister Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, Dr Alolo Mutaka, technical economic advisor at the Office of the Vice-President, and Rabi Salifu, deputy Northern Region Nasara co-ordinator.