Job Centre for every Ghanaian not NPP youth – YEA

Youth Employment Agency

Management of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) have denied claims that the newly out doored youth employment Job Centre will become an avenue to reward party foot soldiers and sympathisers of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

YEA as part of moves to reduce unemployment on Wednesday, 2 October 2019 launched the Job Centre and has begun providing skills to some selected youth and connecting job seekers to employers in Ghana and beyond.

The Work Abroad Module has especially raised eyebrows amid concerns it could lead to visa racketeering and other corrupt practices.

However, speaking to Blessed Sogah on Wednesday on current affairs programme State of the Nation on Class91.3FM, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Operations at YEA, Alhaji Ibrahim Bashiru, allayed such fears.

He charged any applicant who is refused a job opportunity on partisan grounds to report the case to the appropriate authorities.

Alhaji Bashiru said: “Since 2017 when this new management took over you have not heard any corruption related issue. As it stands now, we’re clear in our minds that we’ve demonstrated beyond all reasonable doubts that you can trust this new management when it comes to matters of corruption.

“When someone promises you a shirt you obviously will have to look at what he’s wearing. If we’ve demonstrated and we’ve rebranded YEA and issues of corruption have become a thing of the past you can only trust the leadership of Justin Kodua that we’ll do this one diligently without any issue of corruption or visa racketeering.

“I want to state here categorically that we’ve had serious consultations, broad consultations and even if you look at our industrial videos across the political divide this has to do with the youth of Ghana irrespective of your political party and I want to call on corporate society that come and join hands with YEA so we can get decent jobs for Ghanaian youth.”

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