Dennis Peprah, GNA
Duayaw-Nkwanta, (B/A), Oct. 11, GNA – Mrs
Freda Prempeh, the Deputy of Minister of Works and Housing on Monday, presented
specially designed uniforms to 200 Community Protection Assistants (CPA) in the
Tano North Municipality of Brong-Ahafo, engaged under the Youth Employment
She said so far the YEA has engaged more than
2,600 youth in the municipality under the various modules of the programme.
Mrs Prempeh, who is the Member of Parliament
(MP) for Tano North constituency, added that the Agency would soon introduce
youth in prisons, youth in sports and youth in mines modules and many of the
teeming employed youth would be engaged.
At a short ceremony at Duayaw-Nkwanta, the MP
said government is determined to create more jobs for the youth to enhance
their socio-economic livelihood, and advised those who have not registered with
the YEA, to do so for their own good.
Mrs Prempeh expressed regret about the
destruction of the Bosomkese and other forest reserves in the area, due to
illegal logging and uncontrolled chainsaw operations and appealed to the forest
fringe communities to be a watchdog and help arrest the situation.
The MP said 550 youth in the area have been
engaged as forest guards and tasked them to intensify patrols and protect the
Mr Michael Osei Boateng, the Brong-Ahafo
Regional Director of the YEA, reminded the CPAs that it is their responsibility
to support the police in crime combat.
He said the Agency would not tolerate any act
of indiscipline, and advised them to work according to instructions.
Mr Boateng said they had no power to arrest,
but rather inform the police about people with questionable characters and
trouble makers in the communities.
The YEA Director cautioned the CPAs against
alcoholism, saying offending personnel would be dismissed.