Amamomo Assemblyman Elect to equip youth with skills
The Assembly Member-Elect for Amamomo, in Ashiedu Keteke Sub-metro, Mr John Oti Bless, has pledged to help equip the unemployed youth in the area with technical and vocational skills. Mr Oti Bless, a 31-year-old undergraduate of the University of Ghana, told the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, on Saturday that, between 65 to 70 per cent of the youth on the streets needed money to acquire skills. He said a Technical and Vocational Institute would be established in the area with the help of some international organizations, to train the youth, especially the needy and vulnerable, to acquire employable skills free of charge and to unearth their talents to make them useful and productive citizens The Assembly Member-Elect said he would champion a crusade to protect the Korle-Largon from pollution, by providing refuse containers and security lights along the banks, since people dump refuse into the lagoon under the cover of darkness. Mr Oti Bless, who is the Founder of Concerned Voice, Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), focusing on health related issues and human rights, said it was collaborating with four Community Based Organizations to curb child trafficking and domestic violence. He said it was also working with the Ministry of Health in disease control programmes and was one of the major distributors of treated mosquito nets for the National Malaria Control Programme. The Assembly Member-Elect, who is the Chief Executive of Blessed Security Services, Blessed Pharmacy and Blessed Cleaning Services with 42 workers, said he was determined to ensure that the community got its fair share of development. Mr Oti Bless, who had provided security lights for the Timber Market, Adadenpo and Agbogbloshie areas from his own resources, spoke of plans to also tackle the sanitation, electricity and water problems of the area. He commended the people for comporting themselves during the District Assembly election and giving him their mandate and called for unity and hard work to ensure the development of the area.
Source: Ghana News Agency