Some aggrieved workers of Youth in Afforestation in the Ashanti Region under YEA, a government
intervention program, is set to demonstrate against the government on Wednesday 7th August,
2019 over their unpaid salaries.
Public Relation Officer (P.R.O) of the aggrieved workers, Nana Adjei Brainnormal, on Friday morning
on Kingdom 100.1 FM Morning Show and monitored by www.anfrebeats.com news portal expressed worry
and pain over their 5 months salaries arrears owns by the New Patriotic Party ( Npp) Government.
They are calling on the government, as a matter of urgency, settle their salary arrears and assure them of their
For the first time since its establishment as the National Youth Employment Program, the Agency is embarking
on payment of Exit Packages to beneficiaries in a manner not done before.
About twenty-five thousand (25000) beneficiaries have successfully received their Exit Funds to cushion themselves
after exiting. The process is still ongoing and according to the Agency will be completed soon.
The only attempt to pay exit funds previously was around 2014 which was woefully unsuccessful.
Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong and his team are saving Ghana huge sums of monies which ordinarily would
have been lost. This savings comes on the back of a headcount exercise done by management to ensure
value for money and insist that deserving beneficiaries are paid.
So far, the rigorous headcount exercise has enabled the Agency to identify and delete about twenty thousand
(20000) ‘ghost beneficiaries’ from the payroll of the Agency.
Story By: Justice K. Aniah Baba