Authorities at the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) have begun the recruitment of Ghanaians for its modules, President John Dramani Mahama has disclosed.
The recruitment is expected to take 12 months, he said, with about 100,000 young Ghanaians expected to be employed.
President Mahama made this known in his 2016 State of the Nation’s address delivered on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, February 25.
The Agency was established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 887) to empower young people to contribute meaningfully to socio-economic and sustainable development of the nation.
The Agency replaced the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial development Agency (GYEEDA), which was fraught with corruption.
Among the modules into which the recruitment will be made are Youth in Health, Youth in Security and Youth in Sanitation.
President Mahama also commended the “group of expert” in assessing the first applicants of the Youh Enterprise Support (YES), calling on all young Ghanaian businessmen to apply as the second rollout will be done this year.