June 16, 2017

Member of Parliament for Pru and ranking member on Employment Social Welfare and State Enterprise, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, is urging Ghanaians to speak against the current politicization of the Youth Employment Agency, where there is mass transfer of workers just to frustrate them to resign their position.

“This Country is sixty years old and if we are unable to learn lessons and cannot see governance as an ongoing process we are creating problem for the future”.

Youth Employment Agency in the past became a political football game, in the wisdom of Parliament it pass Act 887 to regulate and institutionalize YEA as a professional outfit, here we are this decision by “us as a collective is being truncated”, he lamented.

And unfortunately we are not hearing from the Ghanaian people, their anger to this lawlessness, Ghanaians are not speaking because the media has not picked up the issue and as a media this is also your crusade, he said.

“If we do not stop this today, no government stays in power forever, come four years when there is a National Democratic Congress (NDC) government don’t come back to us and say why is this happing. This reckless disregard for the law must end today, in the interest of Ghana, in the interest of the unborn and in the interest of political stability”.

He further noted that the biggest security challenge to the nation is youth unemployment, and if things are handle this way, “we are creating a time bomb” that will affect the stability of the nation. This is not about NPP and NDC it is about the security of the state, he stated.

A ranking member on Youth Sports and Culture Kwabena Mensah Woyome at a press conference called on the President Nana Akufo-Addo to intervene in the current happenings at the Youth Employment Agency, since he has trumpeted to be a champion of human rights and the rights of Ghanaians are being abused.

On the Minority’s next line of action if their calls are not headed to, the ranking member of Youth Sports and Culture hinted that they will be heading to court. He further questioned why the acting Chief Executive Office of YEA Justin Kodua, Frimpong did not act on the report to sanction removal of alleged ghosts “2,999” names before authorizing payment in March and April of this year?

And further noted that, the current staff went through public service commission to secure their positions, hence the mass transfer to frustrate workers into resigning is unacceptable. “YEA is neither an extension of the youth wing of any political party nor the propaganda outfit of a ruling party and government”, he said.

“Staff must feel safe and assured of an uninterrupted carrier progression so as to be able to give off their best, as current development seek to roll back all the gains made through the painful sacrifices and investment of past governments and the good people of Ghana”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com