The Youth Employment Agency(YEA) has suspended the payment of allowances to over 60,000 beneficiaries.
According to the YEA, the new management has detected fraudulent activities including payment of allowances to unrecruited persons.
A statement signed by Acting Deputy CEO, Bashiru Ibrahim, said the suspension will save the agency “and the Ghanaian taxpayer GHc1, 067,700 per month.”
The statement further noted that, based on the findings, management of YEA has commissioned the Internal Audit Agency to conduct a special audit into the operations of the Agency.
“This has become necessary in order to provide a platform for the new administration to take measures to prevent the scandals that rocked the Agency in the past. By this communication, management appeals to beneficiaries to remain calm as we work to complete the validation process. We apologize for the inconvenience caused,” he added.
The agency’s records indicate there are about ten separate modules under the YEA with over 600,000 beneficiaries.