Nana Addo appoints Sammy Awuku as board Chair of YEA

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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National youth organizer of NPP, Sammy Awuku

The National Youth Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammy Awuku has been appointed the chair of the board of directors for the Youth Employment Agency.

The board expected to be inaugurated on Friday, September 15, 2017, comprises Sammy Awuku, Dr Kwame Amoako Tuffour, Lawyer Bright Justin Kodua Frimpong, the acting CEO of the agency, and Lawyer Bright Wireko Brobbery, Deputy Minister for employment and labour relations.

The rest are;  Emmanuel Sin Nyet Asigri (AG. CEO of the National Youth Authority) and a Forensic auditor, Mr James Quarshie.

YEA was established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 887) to empower young people to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic and sustainable development of the nation.

Its objective is to support the youth between the ages of 15 to 35 years through skills training and internship modules to transit from a situation of unemployment to that of employment. To ensure sustainability, the policy focus of YEA was changed in 2009 from the traditional modules which have pay roll implications to the

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To ensure sustainability, the policy focus of YEA was changed in 2009 from the traditional modules which have pay roll implications to the self-employment modules such as Trades and Vocation  through public private partnership- so as to reduce the burden of payment of stipend for the Paid Internship Module.

Ahead of the release of ministerial nominees for the party, he told  Accra based Citi FM that he and  acting General Secretary, John Boadu voluntarily agreed not to accept any appointment from the President, Nana Akuffo Addo, and will hold the  forth in the party as other executives leave to join the government.

 

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