More than 1,300 Community Protection Personnel pass out

Accra- Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia on Friday asked 1,314 newly deployed Community Protection Personnel, under the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), to give off their best in their role in aiding the police to maintain law and order.

The Vice President said this after reviewing a parade at the passing out ceremony of 934 personnel in Accra, who went through three weeks of training.

The training was held for 1,314 personnel in five centres across the country namely; Pawlugu, Kumasi, Tesano, Ho and Koforidua Police Training schools.

Vice President Dr Bawumia said the Government was committed to creating more jobs for the youth and that the YEA would employ 15,000 personnel at the end of the programme.

He added that the Government was on course to delivering its part of the social contract it has with the people of Ghana by creating more jobs for the youth.

Mr Ignatius Baffuor Awuah, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, noted that the opportunity given to the Community Protection Personnel reflected government’s commitment to tackling the huge unemployment situation.

He said the beneficiaries would have the opportunity to serve their various communities by supporting the Ghana Police Service in maintaining law and order.

Mr Baffuor Awuah noted that the personnel would be engaged on a two-year contract after which some would be absorbed by the Police Service during the mainstream recruitment.

He said other unemployed youth would also get opportunity for employment through the ‘Job Centre,’ a web-based and mobile application platform where employers would meet with potential employees.

He indicated the Ministry was in the process of developing an artisanal directory where the country’s artisans could showcase their products to attract investors.

As part of the ceremony, four awards were presented to three outstanding trainees who excelled during the course.

They were taken through courses including ‘Basic Education on Terrorism, Democratic Policing Principles, and Role of Community Protection Personnel’.

Ms Vera Owusuwaa was adjudged as the ‘Overall Best Trainee’ and the ‘Best in Academics,’ Mr Reynolds Joseph Clement was adjudged the ‘Best in Drill,’ and Mr Aliatu Abdul Wahab won the ‘Special Award in Good Conduct and Leadership’.

Source: Ghana News Agency