yThe Ministry of Youth Affairs (MOYA) has on last Thursday certified 500 youth corps after their successful job training which lasted for a year.

The event took place at the Young Social Club (YSC) Wilkinson Road in Freetown.

Speaking to the youths at the event, the Executive Director of National Youth Service (NYS), Mohamed O. Jalloh stated that their mandate at the youth service is to give young graduates one-year opportunity to serve the institution for a year and learn good job.

He continued that they are very proud to send their youth service graduates for training in any institutions.

He maintained that they will keep talking to the new graduates that would be coming in at the NYS, and advise them to put on their very best.

He furthered that are some institutions out there, of which heads of those institutions were people who served in the National Youth Service for a certain period.

He advised that people who are in need of people to work for them should come to the NYS as their corps are well trained and disciplined.

He explained that the NYS corps training was started on the 18th September 2018, and that if they continue receiving support from government and donor partners, they will increase their recruitment and make sure Sierra Leone has the very best work force in no time.

The President of NYS Alumni Association, Hassan Rogers congratulated the graduates for have gone through a successful one-year training.

He furthered that the National Youth Service is a platform to gain experience, and that they should   always put on their best in any institution that they would be employed.

The Registrar and Programme Manager of Legal Aid, Board Joseph Dumbuya stated that Legal Aid board has always been a key partner of the Ministry of Youths, noting that the ministry of youths is now taking proactive steps in the development of youths.

He promised that 4 of the 15 corps that were sent to their office will be retained as permanent staff of their office.

In his keynote address the Hon. Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs, Lusine Kallon said that all Sierra Leoneans should be truthful to themselves, so that Sierra Leone will grow.

He advised the certified corps members to continue their good work in the ministry, adding that they should not capitalize on their certificate and that they should empower themselves.

Lusine Kallon noted that Agriculture is very important for the development of the country and that it creates an opportunity for people to engage themselves.

He emphasized that Agriculture can provide a secured job for all Sierra Leoneans, and also develop the economy of the state.

The distribution of certificates to the graduates climaxed the occasion.