YEA recruits 500 under Youth in Prisons Module
A statement to the Ghana News Agency explained that the inauguration was part of efforts to fill the gap that exists in the security services.
The full training course, which would run for three weeks at the Prison Officers Training School in collaboration with the Ghana Prisons Service, has beneficiaries from Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions joining their colleagues from Greater Accra.
Mr Luke Atazona, Deputy Director of Operations at YEA delivering a speech at the opening ceremony, congratulated the beneficiaries and asked them to count themselves fortunate since only 500 applicants were selected from the 2,000 that applied for the module.
He said unemployment is a wary effect and a security threat to the country and in the fulfilment of the President’s agenda of changing lives, the module was introduced.
He asked them to see the programme beyond the immediate benefit, work hard and take the training serious as it would be a springboard to create various opportunities for them.
Mr Mark K. A. Agbosu, Deputy Commandant of the Prison Service congratulated the beneficiaries and asked them to present themselves well during their training sessions and should be disciplined.
He commended YEA for the initiative adding that training is a vital part of every professional development in the prisons’ service and the authorities are ready to liaise with the agency in tackling issues of unemployment since it is a national issue.