YEA To Set Up Cassava Plantation, Factory

Sammi Awuku shakes hands with OkyenheneY

LEADERSHIP
OF the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has decided to set up a cassava plantation
together with a processing factory in the Eastern Region.

The
announcement was made by Chairman of the YEA Board and National Organiser of
the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku.

He said this
when he led a delegation together with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the agency,
Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong,  and some
board, management members and YEA ambassadors paid a courtesy call on the
Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, to introduce new initiatives of the
agency (Job Centre, Artisan Directory and the Regional and District Flagship
programmes) to him.

As part of its
Regional and District Flagship programmes, the YEA intends to cultivate a
cassava plantation. Besides, it is considering plans to build a processing
factory in the Eastern Region.

On his part,
Lawyer Kodua talked of the likely benefits these new initiatives were going to
present to the Ghanaian, especially the youth.

He
reiterated government’s commitment to create sustainable jobs for the youth in
a bid to end the seeming recycling of youth unemployment in the country.

The Board
Chairman and CEO, therefore, called on the Okyenhene to support YEA in the
region and implored him to use his influence and networks to garner investor
support for the agency.

An obviously
excited Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin commended the agency for its commitment to
the mandate of job creation. He urged members of the agency to lead the path of
Ghana’s development as envisioned by the President.

He,
therefore, called on government to employ innovative ways to shift the focus of
the youth from small-scale mining to agriculture. He posited that it is only
through agriculture, education and infrastructure that Ghana can become great
after 62 years of independence.

Leadership of the agency has since pledged its commitment to empower and improve the livelihoods of young people as mandated by the Act.

By Charles Takyi-Boadu

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