The 2013-2014 deployment of National Service Personnel will for the first time see some of them directing road traffic, to support the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit of the Ghana Police Service.
The personnel who are going to be deployed to work along side the police, will be given special training to enable them perform their duties efficiently.
The initiative which forms part of the National Service Scheme’s long term strategic plan is expected to reduce traffic congestions in major cities of the country.
This was announced by Vincent Senam Kuagbenu, Executive Director of the National Service Scheme at this year’s 2013-2014 pre-service orientation forum, which was attended by 700 prospective service personnel.
Mr. Kuagbenu disclosed that from next year, a new module will be introduced to expand the scheme’s operational areas. This is going to focus on aforestation in the three Northern Regions where desertification and harsh weather conditions are rampant.
He hopes the project will help reduce the impact of climate change that is threatening the region.
Addressing the personnel, Chairman of the National Media Commission, Ambassador Kabral Blay Amehere who was the Guest of Honor, advised personnel to accept postings to any part of the country to serve the nation.
He said it was one of those services he actively took part in some years back, which has made him what he is today and therefore encouraged them to do same.
He added that honoring national service is an opportunity that helps personnel to gain more experience in life and also helps them to know about the country.
He charged them to use the knowledge they have acquired to effect change in society since there is an enviable recognition awaiting them.
Ambassador Kabral Blay Amehere (Left), interacting with Mr. Vincent Senam Kuagbenu