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25.01.2010 General News

NYEP boss warns against alleged sale of NYEP forms

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National Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), says reports from some parts of the country alleging that some people are selling NYEP forms to innocent would-be beneficiaries of the programme would be immediately looked into.

Mr Abuga Pele said the NYEP forms, which were just ordinary application forms, were strictly to be distributed free and that anyone caught selling them would be dealt with according to law.

Mr Pele told the Ghana News Agency in a telephone interview that; "It has come to our notice that NYEP forms are being sold out in parts of the country, which is defeating the purpose of the programme and we are very much concerned about this development".

He warned that any one selling the forms should desist from the practice because if caught, would be severely dealt with.

Mr Pele said the secretariat was taking steps to ensure that every district would receive not less than 10,000 forms for equitable distribution so that there would be no shortage.

He reiterated that recruitment was not political saying; "Every Ghanaian is eligible to benefit from the programme".

Mr Pele advised regional and district coordinators not to discriminate during the recruitment exercise and said the National Secretariat of the NYEP would link up with the regional and district coordinators to start arrangements to distribute the forms.

He appealed to prospective applicants to report any one who sold or attempted to sell the forms to the nearest police station or the regional and district coordinators for action.

"I hope this message would put a stop to the alleged selling of the forms to ensure smooth development of the country," he said.

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