The National Lottery Authority (NLA) is expected to roll out about 40, 000 solar-powered E-kiosks across Ghana. The E-Kiosk Concept which is a Private Sector driven project would equally partner the Ghana Revenue Authority, Commercial Banks, One District One Factory Secretariat, MMDAS, Insurance Companies, Ghana Post Company Limited and other agencies to make revenue generation and collection convenient in the country.
According to a statement released by the Head of Public Relations Unit at NLA and copied to https://eveningmailgh.com, the E-kiosk would help to offer a wide range of services such as Lottery Products, Banking Services, Western Union, Moneygram, Mobile Money Transactions, Payment of Utility Bills, Payment of DSTV and GO TV Fees, Courier Services etc.
Training for NABCO Recruits
As such the NLA in collaboration with the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) Secretariat and overseas experts have offered training services to about 36 NABCO Recruits at the premises of NLA on technology transfer and assembling procedures for the solar-powered E-Kiosks.
According to the NLA, the decision to train the NABCO trainees stem from its commitment to the Local Content and Local Participation Law of Ghana. They stated that as a results, a consensus has been reached with the NABCO Secretariat to train the Trainers for the Assembling Technology of the E-Kiosks.
So far, training has been done at different levels for different groups of NABCO trainees. On 18th February 2019, the first batch of Trainers comprising 20 participants went through a four days exercise which ended on the 21st February 2019 . During the training, Mohammed Yahaya from Ada was adjudged the overall best trainer while Tuffour Nicholas from Sunyani and Doreena Alaliga Bawa from Tamale were first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.
Four days later, the second batch of the training also started from 25th February 2019 to 28th February 2019 with 16 participants. After the successful training of the second batch, Azoteyinne Joshua from Bolgatanga was adjudged overall best trainer. Atanga Michael Atadena from Bolgatanga and Twum Maxwell from Techiman were first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.
According to the NLA, the criteria used for the selection of the best trainers by the Training Officials were hardwork, commitment to duty, discipline, efficiency, effectiveness, smartness and attention to details.
The NABCO Trainers were selected from all the Regions of Ghana and these Trainers would be useful in training other trainees on the E-Kiosk Assembling Technology Transfer in their respective Regions, Cities, Districts signifying that the E-Kiosk Assembling Technology Transfer would be decentralized across the country, thereby creating jobs for the local economy.
The NABCO Trainers expressed their joy about the training program. They showered praises on the management of the NLA and the NABCO Secretariat for such a wonderful and pragmatic training initiative and collaboration. They also demonstrated readiness to transfer the E-kiosk technology to the yet-to-be recruited trainees.
About the exercise
The project is in line with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision of to empowering Ghanaians economically, socially and financially.
As part of the project the NLA, NABCO and Overseas Experts will train the NABCO Recruits on the assembling techniques, processes and technology associated with the assembling of the solar-powered E-Kiosks.
They will also Empower the NABCO Recruits to appreciate and understand the operations and maintenance of the solar-powered E-Kiosks.
According to the NLA, the training of the NABCO Recruits on the assembling of the E-Kiosks has helped to ensure the transfer of technology and to promote the exchange of technical competencies, skills and knowledge acquisition.
It will also create sustainable jobs for the graduates under the NABCO Programme and adhere to the Local Content and Local Participation Law of Ghana.