YEA job centre ready to offer employment to every Ghanaian youth – Akwasi Afriyie

Dr Bawumia commissioning the YEA Job Centre

Director of Public Affairs at the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Kwasi Afriyie has stated that there wouldn’t be any favouritism when it comes to the selection of workers at the job centre.

Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development, Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid yesterday launched the YEA Job Centre and Artisan Directory to connect Entrepreneurs, budding talents, trained artisans and unemployed youth directly to job opportunities.

The job Centre portal, according to YEA, will provide two modules which are the online centre and the walk-in platform where people can walk in anytime to ask for assistance on employment related issues.

The Public Affairs said in an interview monitored by said the job centre is for every Ghanaian.

“The government is for everyone, so if this initiative has come from the government, everyone who is eager to secure a job qualifies to apply.

“It doesn’t matter whether you have been to school before, it does not matter if you are brilliant or not, whether you are man or woman and disables or not. We are ready to give jobs to everyone who is ready to secure a job,” he explained.

He disclosed that the centre is being supported by the Private Enterprise Federation, Ghana Employers Association, AGI and Chambers of Telecommunication.

“If MTN or Vodafone want to employ someone, no one can manipulate them. Since we are looking for people to work, we will pay them monthly and this program will cover every youth of Ghana. It does not have a limited number to be covered,” he added.

He further explained that, they have also collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure that some of the youth can be employed in the Planting for Food and Jobs programme.

“When we mention YEA, it does not only involve farming, even the people in the northern sector have brought a proposal for smock village, because we know “Batakali” is dominating very well in the area. So, in the proposal, they said, they will need a smock village so that they can train the youth how to do the ‘batakali’” he said.

Source: Ghana | | Solomon Sarfo Boateng


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