Allowances of NYEP recruits to be paid on time – Pele
As from September this year, the salaries and allowances of District Employment Coordinators (DECs) of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) and their deputies, would be regularized and they would receive payment directly from the Bank at the end of every month.
Similarly efforts are been made to ensure that all the recruits under the programme receive their allowances promptly from the Banks at the end of every month.
Mr Abuga Pele, National Coordinator of the NYEP, announced at a meeting with district coordinators of the Programme in the Northern Region at Tamale on Saturday, to review the programme and draw up strategies for the future.
The NYEP National Coordinator however explained that the DECs and their deputies would be the first to be able to access their salaries through the Banks in September, while that of the recruits would followed later.
Mr Pele said all beneficiaries of the NYEP have been paid and the Programme no longer owed anyone.
He said a significant milestone achieved by the Programme was the establishment of people with disabilities unit in all the employment modules, adding that, since the creation of the unit, appointments had been issued to 150 persons with disabilities nationwide.
He said apart from the traditional employment modules, the NYEP was focusing on self employment modules that had the capacity to engage many youth and encourage entrepreneurship among them, so that this would put less pressure on the monthly pay roll of the Programme.
Mr Pele warned the DECs to ensure equitable and fair recruitment of people into the NYEP to stop the agitations from some foot soldiers of the NDC who are complaining of unfairness and favoritism in the recruitment exercise.