Some NYEP officials to be dismissed – Abuga Pele

Some officials of National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) engaged in illegal recruitment would soon be given the matching orders with others facing prosecution, Mr Abuga Pele, National Coordinator of NYEP announced on Friday.

He said management’s investigations had revealed that some District and Regional staff of NYEP had illegally facilitated the recruitment processes for the supposed beneficiaries adding that the culprits would not be left unpunished.

Mr Pele was speaking at a press conference to appraise journalists on NYEP’s exit plant for eligible beneficiaries.

He observed that most supposed NYEP beneficiaries, who complained about non-payment of allowances especially on various radio networks, were either those not at post because they were students who tried to get paid when on academic break or those not appointed by management.

Mr Pele gave the assurance that payment of allowances for genuine beneficiaries for December 2011, January and February 2012 would soon be effected.

On the exit plan, he said management supported beneficiaries who planned to exit after the two year mandatory service, to obtain permanent employment or pursue further education.

“Under the plan, arrangements are made for beneficiaries to be permanently engaged by their institutions or the beneficiaries are given top-up training to be engaged in these organisations after the mandatory two years service,” he said.

Source: GNA

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