Monday 27th January, 2020
By Olivia Ayerh, GNA
Axim (W/R), Jan 27, GNA — The Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Mr Sylvester Tetteh
Mensah, has inspected two projects being executed by the Authority in Ahanta
West and Nzema East municipalities.
The projects included; a Youth Centre at Axim
and a Skills-development Centre in Youth and Leadership Training Institute at
Abura in the Ahanta West Municipal Assembly.
The Abura Training Institute is a
Skills-development Centre projected to help young people, predominantly in the
area, acquire employable skills aimed at improving their skills.
The Centre is expected to serve as a
convenient place for converging by the youth in the District and a hub for
other social engagements that encourage communal living.
After touring the projects, the CEO expressed
dissatisfaction with the slow pace of work by the Contractor working on the
Youth Centre at Axim and challenged him to finish it by March 2020 or lose the
However, he was enthused about completion of a
boy’s dormitory and other ongoing development at the vocational school at Abura
and pledged that the girls’ dormitory would be renovated soon.
Mr Mensah said no contract would be awarded to
any outsider without involvement of students to enable them develop their
skills and take charge of the projects.
He said a new curriculum has been developed by
the Council for Vocational Education and that teachers of the School would
undergo training to be abreast with modern trends and help impact meaningfully
in the classrooms.
Principal of the Abura Training Institute,
Mrs. Mercy Nunoo, pleaded with the National Young Authority CEO to help develop
the School’s Carpentry Department.