Over 5,000 Graduates To Be Employed Through YEA

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The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Local Government Service to recruit more than Five Thousand (5000) graduates across the country under the Graduate Internship Program.

The initiative, according to the Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Justin Frimpong Kodua is geared towards providing the opportunity for unemployed graduates and to augment staff of various Governmental agencies. This is in line with Government’s intentions to tackle unemployment in the country.

The graduate internship program reflects the strategic direction of government to provide employment and skills training to the Ghanaian youth. It is a sub program under the industrial attachment module of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).

The primary target group for the program is graduates from tertiary institutions within the age range of 18 to 35. Graduates would be provided the needed skills and experience to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of the country.

Speaking at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Local Government Service and the Youth Employment Agency, head of the service, Nana Ato Arthur enumerated areas which demand immediate attention. He promised that Thirty Percent of future recruitment by Local Government would be dedicated to personnel under this scheme.

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According to the Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency, Justice Frimpong Kodua, this initiative would provide the opportunity for staff of various Governmental agencies to be augmented.

The partnership lasts for the next two years. This, according to the agency gives equal platform for individuals to be engaged. The creation of employment for the youth plays a key role in reducing social vices.

Story: Abdul Jalilu

Source: First news Network/Ghana