YEA Partner Local Gov’t To Offer More Jobs
The Local Government Service (LGS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), to engage over 1,000 personnel to work in the various local assemblies all over the country.
At the signing ceremony, which took place on Wednesday at the Office of the Head of the Service in Accra, Nana Ato Arthur, who was elated at the partnership, disclosed that, the employment of various professionals would help reduce the high rate of unemployment which has saddled the country.
“Just about two weeks ago, we advertised that we were looking for staff in the Local Government Service. Within the last two weeks, the number of graduates who have thronged this place will marvel all of us. I can tell you that we have over 5,000 applicants at the moment.”
“It tells you the level of unemployment in this country. Now with what we're going to do today, between the Local Government Service and the Youth Employment Agency, I believe that we're going to get many unemployed people to fill this gap,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of the Youth Employment Agency, the CEO of YEA, Justin Frimpong Kodua, expressed gratitude at the partnership, and the prospects it holds for addressing youth unemployment in the country.
“This Graduate Internship Program is basically to help us to get various youths who are graduates and have been at home for several years to augment the staff strength of various public sectors. This is not the first, and it will certainly not be the last exercise that we are embarking on,” he said.