A Nine-Member delegation from the parliament of Burkina Faso has commended the Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Mr. Justin Kodua Frimpong for innovative programs he has introduced to curb unemployment in the country.
The commendation was made when the team paid a courtesy call on the Chief Executive Officer, to observe and take a cue from the YEA’s new sustainable, employable and skill development initiatives.
The Nine-Member delegation comprised Hon. Tougnine Anselme (leader of the delegation), Hon. Issa Anatole Bonkoungou, Hon. Kayaba Sanwidi, Hon. Tahirou Barry and Hon. Goulla Odagou.,
Other members included Hon. Gaoussou Compaoure, Hon. Nimaye Nabie, Hon. Henriette Zongo-Zoumbare, and Ms. Loise Tindano.
Addressing the delegation on how the Agency started in 2006 and where it is now, Mr. Justin Kodua explained to the delegation objectives of the Job Centre Project, Artisan Directory and Regional Flagship programs.
He explained that the Job Centre is an online and physical platform created to link job seekers to employers and has Walk-In Centres and training hubs to attend to all human resource needs of users.
He further explained that the Artisan Directory will focus on training
artisans in various fields and offer them capital to start up their own businesses.
“Beneficiaries will be certified and placed in a database to ensure easy client access, sustenance and growth of their businesses”, he added.
Also on the Agency’s Regional and District Flagship Project, Mr. Kodua Frimpong said the project is designed to create jobs for the youth within their various communities mostly through agriculture with funding support from the Agency.
Management of YEA were optimistic that the programs when rolled out will help curb the high unemployment rate in the country and also mitigate the challenge of unemployment recycling.
The delegation was extremely elated about how the Agency has evolved to become a means of developing the Youth of Ghana and commended management for the new initiatives.
Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com/102.5FM/Leticia Ohene Asiedu