Youth Employment Agency to roll out 13 additional modules

Haruna Iddrisu - Minister of Employment
Haruna Iddrisu – Minister of Employment

The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) is to roll out 13 additional modules to create employment opportunities for the teeming unemployed youth in the country.

Youth in Community Health Workers, Coastal Sanitation, Agriculture, Afforestation, Electronic, Health, Prisons, Fire Service, Disabilities and teaching, among other components are the additional modules expected to be rolled out by the middle of the year.

Mr. Joseph Kwasi Holison, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the YEA disclosed this at a ceremony to enroll 400 trainees into the Community Policing Assistance Module of the Agency in Sunyani.

The selected trainees were among 5,000 young people drawn from the 27 Municipal and District Assemblies in the Brong-Ahafo Region who applied for admission.

They would go through training at the Kumasi Police Depot and would support the Police in the various districts in crime fighting on completion.

Mr. Holison explained that the new YEA was expected to offer employment opportunities for more than 100,000 young people in the country.

He advised the beneficiaries to be disciplined and obedient to enable them go through the regimented training successfully to benefits society as they go out to serve.

Formerly known as the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA), the agency was reformed by the Youth Employment Agency Act, passed by parliament to help reduce youth unemployment in the country.

Source: GNA

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