Samuel Akapule, GNA
Bolgatanga, Sept 3,
GNA – Beneficiaries of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), have been assured of
regular inflow of allowances to enable them discharge their duties efficiently.
Mr Roger Abolinbisa
Akantagriwen, the Upper East Regional Coordinator of YEA, said this when the
Agency distributed 313 bicycles to 313 Community Protection Assistants (CPAs)
in the Region.
He said the previous
delay was because the bill on the Youth Employment had not been passed but with
its passage, it has been given a legal backing to address the financial
challenges and urged the beneficiaries to work hard.
Mr Akantagriwen said the Agency which is mandated to oversee
the development, coordination, supervision and facilitation of employment for
the youth in the country, realized that
one of the major challenges confronting the youth in CPA module was
transportation hence the presentation of the bicycles.
He said as part of
the Agency’s mandate, it has recruited
and deployed 1,349 Community Health Workers , 121 Prison Assistants ,122 Fire
Protection Assistants , 60 E-Health Technicians and 409 CPAs to various
communities to work.
urged the beneficiaries to abide by the ethics of their professions and terms
and conditions of their engagement.
DCOP Simon Yao
Afeku, the Upper East Regional Police Commander, said the recruitment of the
CPAs, had contributed effectively to complementing the work of the police in
He told the CPAs
that the police administration had put in place monitoring mechanisms to
monitor their conduct saying the possibility of them getting a permanent and
good job in future would depend on their good conduct.
The Upper East
Deputy Regional Minister, Dr Robert
Kugnab –Lam, asked the beneficiaries to use the laid down internal structures
to address their grievances.