The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) will continue after Election 2008. Mr Kofi Ahedor, Kpandu District Co-ordinator of the programme, who gave the assurance at its second anniversary celebration in Ho yesterday, said 'Your services have impacted on the health, education and agriculture sectors and your Co-ordinators are proud of you'.
He urged those employed under the programme to remain hopeful and take advantage of it to develop themselves.
Mr Ahedor said government's commitment to the programme is high and will ensure prompt and regular payment of their salaries and allowances.
Mr Joseph Kwaku Nayan, Deputy Volta Regional Minister however, said since the programme is not a permanent job, the beneficiaries should 'prepare to secure jobs or pursue education,' after their period with the programme elapsed.
He described the NYEP as timely and urged beneficiaries to remain focused and committed to improve their living standards.
On Election 2008, Mr Nayan advised the youth to be civil and exercise maturity at the polls to ensure peaceful, free and fair elections.
Mr Mawutor Goh, Ho Municipal Chief Executive commended beneficiaries of the programme in the sanitation model for their meritorious services and asked them to demonstrate that ' there is dignity in labour and that sanitation is an act of nobility'.
He advised all beneficiaries to be role models in the field.
Earlier they went on a procession through some principal streets in Ho with placards some of which read, 'The future is bright through NYEP', 'thank you government, and 'I am proud to be part of NYEP'. There are about 13,981 beneficiaries of NYEP in the Volta Region.