Alhassan Sualihu Dandawa, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Karaga in the Northern Region, has called on government to dismiss indicted managers of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA).
He warned that the newly established Youth Employment Agency would fail if the accused managers of GYEEDA remained at post.
Mr Dandawa, who is also a member of the Public Accounts Committee, said there was the urgent need for government to replace managers of GYEEDA indicted for corruption.
He said that most of the problems encountered by GYEEDA were as a result of bad management and there was the need for government to recruit new people to work at the Youth Employment Agency.
Mr Dandawa expressed worry that some of the managers of GYEEDA who were accused of malfeasance were still working as managers, saying, “Now it’s a law, we have to make sure that we put the right people at the helm of affairs to manage it.”
He called for effective measures to sustain the Youth Employment Agency. “It shouldn’t be an issue where there will be changes when there is a change in government.”Mr. Dandawa said.
Parliament in February this year passed the Youth Employment Agency bill to replace the defunct GYEEDA, which was rocked by allegations of corruption and misappropriation of funds.
The bill gives legal backing to youth employment and resolves the administrative errors of GYEEDA.