Mr. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah
Mr. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah

A five-member committee has been constituted by the government to investigate alleged corruption which has roll-out in the media reports in recent times concerning mismanaged at the National Youth Employment Program (NYEP), which is now known as Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Development Agency (GYEEDA).
The Minister Youth and Sports, Mr. Elvis Afriyei Ankrah, who inaugurated the committee, at the international conference Centre in Accra,last-Friday, tasked them to complete their work within eight weeks and come up with practical recommendations.

This five-member committee is namely Ferdinand Ghan, who is Chairman of the Committee; Edward Amuzu, a Lawyer, will be the Secretary. Mr. Amuzu is also Lead Consultant for CHRAJ.

Mr. Randolf Nsoh, an Accountant, Kwame Edem Senanu, a key member, and Mike K. Garba of the Public Services Commission, complete the list.

The sector minister made some reference of the Committee what they mandated which are: ?to review the regulatory frame work of GYEEDA formerly NYEP and how it has evolved to its current state; Examine in detail the various modules and partner programmes; ?Evaluate the administrative and accounting procedures and disbursement procedures that have been followed to review and investigate any potential conflict of interest, among others “he stressed.

Mr. Ankrah ask the committee to also check Perform current state analysis of financial management operation of bank accounts, procurement and contracting procedures, disbursements, human resource and other management practices;

?Review the capacities of persons entrusted with certain key responsibilities related to the mandate of the programme.

He urge them to monitor the performance in-depth investigations of possible irregularities of crime and related financial loses and actions taken by management to recover possible embezzlement of money and other assets as the case may be.

Mr. Afriyei- Ankrah says the committees have only?eight-week duration, another two weeks?within?to submit the final report to the sector Minister.

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