The newly appointed CEO of Youth Employment Agency-Ghana (YEA), Justin Kodua Frimpong says he is on a mission to end youth unemployment in Ghana.
Addressing Journalists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he indicated that he visited the US to explore strategies to arrest the massive unemployment among young people in Ghana.
According to the Chief Executive, he realizes the importance of his Agency to Government’s promise of massive job creation to Ghanaians.
“Hitherto, the YEA has been used for other purposes other than what was originally intended by the former NPP government, which established it. I am committed to modernizing it to achieve its original purpose. The NPP government came into power on the promise of massive Job creation for Ghanaians,’ he said.
He says his office is going to make the ‘YOUTH IN ICT MODULE’ of the YEA an essential tool in creating a livelihood for young people.
“If we can reorient the youth’s exposure to the Internet, I believe that we can end Cyber fraud and equipment them with stills to make legitimate income using the same computers,’ he stated.
He has therefore began talks with executives of Online Trading Academy to make Ghana the first in Africa to benefit from internet trading education.
His mission took him to four States in the US including North Carolina, Las Vegas, Pennsylvania and New York.
In Pennsylvania, the Chief Executive visited the campus and offices of online trading academy, the foremost Online Investment Training providers in the world.
“The way forward for any economy in our generation is to maximize the power of technology. Over the years, the youths in Ghana either have not taken the fullest advantage of Technology or they have simply just abused this unbelievable resource,” explained.
He envisaged that majority of young persons in Ghana will have the skills to make legitimate living through the internet to reduce the burden on government by providing jobs for teertairy graduates.
A World Bank study on youth joblessness in Ghana shows alarming figures that keep rising each year.
“The purpose for which the Agency was established by the Former NPP administration has been completely sidestepped and instead used as a political tool,” he bemoaned.
He says he is committed and energized by his trip to the United States to make his office more fully responsive to the needs of young people in Ghana.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/P.K Dickson