World Vision Ghana (WVG), in partnership with VisionTech Ghana, also a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has established a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Centre at Amasaman in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra region to provide employment opportunities for the youth.


In an address at the inauguration of the Centre, yesterday, Mr Hubert Charles, National Director of WVG, said WVG had, over the years, been concerned about the fate of the disadvantaged youth in the communities where it worked.


Mr Charles noted that most disadvantaged youth were unable to find jobs after school to enable them live dignified lives and contribute to the development of the country.


He said it was against this background that WVG decided to leverage the existing Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in its programme areas to provide talented youth with skills training and employment opportunities.


He said since February 2012, WVG, in partnership with the Board of VisionTech had invested a lot of time and other resources to ensure that the Centre was functional and well-positioned to deliver on its mandate.


In a presentation on the services of VisionTech, Ms Adwoa Agyeman, a Business Development Consultant at WVG, said the BPO Centre would provide a broad range of services including back office functions and front office customer-related services.


Ms Agyeman said VisionTech Ghana sought to promote excellence through training and purposeful coaching of its trainee’s, adding that employees completed a rigorous training program and effectively worked as a team.


In a statement, Mr Henry Ayim Amoako, BPO Project Co-ordinator at WVG, said the BPO Centre would engage in non-core businesses such as document processing services, online research, transcription, digitalization, data collection and entry, telemarketing centres and call centres.


For his part, Mr. Jerry Lobo, Director of Business and Development at World Vision International (WVI), disclosed that the organization was working at bringing more sponsors on board to support the project which was currently making a lot of difference in the lives of beneficiaries.


Present at the ceremony was Hon. Sam Atukwei Quaye, Municipal Chief Executive Officer of the Ga West Municipal Assembly.


Hon. Quaye noted that the Ga West Municipal Assembly and WVG had, over the years, shared a tremendous relationship and worked on issues such as health and education.


He lauded the BPO Centre as one fashioned to impact positively on the lives of the youth in the municipality, adding that initiatives such as the BPO Centre went a long way to support the economy.


He, therefore, called on board members who had been put in charge of monitoring to work hard to ensure that the pilot face of the project succeeded.


Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)




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