YEA Partners Police Service To Recruit 15,000 Youth As Community Protection Assistants
The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has kick-started a process for the recruitment of some fifteen thousand (15,000) unemployed Ghanaian youth nationwide also as Community Protection Assistants (CPAs) under a collaboration with the Ghana Police Service (GPS). This is in pursuance of the Agency’s mandate to create jobs
for the unemployed youth of the country, as well as support the Ghana Police Service in preventive and social community policing across the country. The Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, Mr. Kofi Baah Agyepong, who is championing an agenda to make the Agency the base of employment among all sectors of the economy,
believes that empowering young people through the creation of stop-gap measures, promotion of skills training and entrepreneurship is a major means of reducing unemployment while ensuring economic growth. On Wednesday, the Agency began a national physical examination exercise in all its district offices as
part of a process to shortlist the first batch of 5,000 applicants into the module. Scores of young men and women who had trooped to the YEA District Offices in all regions were seen going through assessment of their heights, visual examination and physical appearance amongst others. According to Mr. Agyepong, who also
embarked on a tour of some examination centres together with some members of his Management team, this is an opportune time to be recruited as a beneficiary of the Youth Employment Agency. He assured the beneficiaries of consistent flow of their stipends at the end of month and a possible increase in the stipends.