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Unemployed Youth Register For Job Placement in Zebilla

2006-10-12 22:33:29
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About 1,531 unemployed youth in the Bawku West District of Upper East Region have registered for job placement under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).

Agriculture received the highest applications of 334, followed by community teaching 290, auxiliary health assistants 275 and community protection systems 227.

About 167 applied for trade and vocation, 144 for sanitation and waste management and 94 for information communication technology.

Mr Cletus Ayariga, Bawku West District Coordinator of NYEP, disclosed this in an interview with Ghana News Agency at Zebilla on Tuesday.

He said more than 63 million cedis had been disbursed to 34 farming groups and 120 individuals to begin the agriculture segment of the programme, adding that land owners had been cooperative in releasing lands.

Mr Ayariga said 100 qualified applicants had been screened to fill teaching vacancies to augment the staff strength in classrooms to improve education in the area.

He said 25 tricycles had been procured under the sanitation and waste management segment to rid the district capital of filth.

Mr Ayariga noted that response of the youth to the programme indicated their preparedness to offer their skills and knowledge to build the nation and called on stakeholders to assist in sustaining the programme.

He called on political opponents of Government not to politicise the programme since it was laudable and transcends all political divide, adding “Irrespective of one's political persuasion one can join.”

Source: GNA

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