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The second in the series of three apps development training programmes organized by the National Youth Authority (NYA) has ended at the Afienya Youth Leadership and Skills Training Institute (YLSTI) in Accra.

Closing the ceremony, Mr. Bright Acheampong, DCEO Programmes & Operations at NYA said the main rational for the 21 days training is to contribute to the government’s agenda to transform Ghana’s economy through ICT/Apps Development. He tasked beneficiaries of the programme made up of 93 young men and women to be mindful of stiff competition as far as opportunities out there are concerned and not to compromise on excellence and hard work but to view excellence as a necessity and hard work as a critical key for success in any venture.

He advised them to shun idleness and always bear in mind that time is a great resource that must always be an ally. He reminded them of the need to plan well whilst ensuring that their efforts go to benefit not merely themselves but their immediate societies and the entire nation. He again reminded them of the importance of acquiring relevant skills that will place them in a position to contribute meaningfully to Ghana’s development.

Mr. Acheampong went on to encourage them to form groups based on their interests and ideas and pledged the Authority’s readiness to partner and support them to proffer solutions to problems and also to guide them to fully make use of their training.

There was presentations by some beneficiaries of the programme such as Aquafest which sought to enhance the value chain in aquaculture production, MyCo which sought to focus on community based issues and Native Library which centered on digitalizing Ghanaian languages with the aim of keeping the culture and traditions alive.

Present at the event were some directors and senior staff from the Head-office.