The National Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has commissioned a state-of-the-art office complex in the North West region to facilitate its operations.
The facility has an employment center, grievance unit, offices and a module support office, among others.
Mr. Justin Koduah Frimpong, Managing Director of YEA, which commissioned the facility, commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for spearheading the establishment of six new regions, including the North West region.
The new regions came with new administrative offices, hence the construction of the YEA office in the North West region to facilitate its work, he said.
He said the Agency, since 2017, has added four modules to its existing modules to improve the provision of employment opportunities for Ghanaians, especially the youth.
“The Minister of Sector and YEA Management have put in place a good number of measures to provide jobs for the young people who team up.”
Mr. Frimpong said the YEA Job Center must provide adequate data on readily available job opportunities and urged young people to take advantage of them.
Ms. Anita Kusi Boateng, Chairperson of the YEA Board of Trustees, commended the Agency for setting up the building in a short time and said it would help coordinate activities in the region.
She said the Agency did not discriminate in providing employment opportunities to young people, regardless of their qualifications.
Mr. Lious Owusu-Agyapong, Chief Executive Officer of Wiawso Municipality, on behalf of all Municipal and District Managers in the region, said that the establishment of the region is yielding results and pledged his unwavering support to the Agency .
Mr. Sampson Amoako Kwarteng, Chief Director of the North West Regional Coordinating Council, on behalf of the Regional Minister, said the region has benefited from a good number of infrastructural developments.
These include the construction of the regional education office in Bibiani, the regional health directorate in Bodi, the food and agriculture office in Juaboso and the feeder roads office complex. in Enchi, with a few others in various stages of completion.
He mentioned construction of Benchem-Adjoafua road, Wiawso roads and Akontombra road as some of the roads being constructed.
Mr Kwarteng said a regional police command and three-storey police quarters were being built and praised the government’s policies aimed at reducing unemployment in the country.
Nana Kwaw Ampem Ababio, the Chief of Amafie and Dabehene of Wiawso Traditional Zone, who represented the Paramount Chief, commended President Akufo-Addo and his government for the establishment of the area, which resulted in the provision of a number of development projects.
He urged young people to take advantage of the Job Center to help reduce unemployment and called for a change of attitude in redressing grievances, saying they should use the proper channels instead of taking the laws into their own hands.