The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) recruited about 11,000 people in the Western Region in the last two years, Mr. Joseph Nelson, Regional Coordinator of the Programme, said on Friday.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Sekondi, he said those recruited worked in the various modules including community protection, nursing and teaching modules.
Mr. Nelson said the others participated in the trades and vocational and the mobile phone repair modules.
He said one of the problems confronting the programme is the irregular payment of allowances and sometimes, this resulted in agitation by those recruited.
Mr. Nelson said the allowance arrears from January to November last year had been paid.
He said the GETFund, Road Fund, National Health Insurance Scheme and the Communication Tax were to provide funding for the NYEP.
Mr. Nelson said there had not been timely transfer of funds from these institutions to the programme and there was no law that could compel them to fund the programme.
He said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government allocated 20 per cent of the communication tax to the programme but the NDC government had increased it to 60 per cent.
Mr. Nelson expressed the hope that this would ease the funding problems confronting the programme.