The Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) have finally lunched and rebranded in lime light to replace the former National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).

With the new name and logo, it will facilitate and coordinate all youth programme under one umbrella as far as youth unemployment is concern.

The event themed;? ?Youth Entrepreneurship, the Key to Solving Youth Unemployment In Ghana,? could not have come at such a time when youth unemployment has become a global threat with Ghana not an exception.

Addressing the gathering in a speech read on behalf of the Minister for Youth and Sports by the Executive Director of GYEEDA, Mr. Abuga Pele, at the official launch in Accra, he pointed out, since 2009, about 500,000 unemployed youth have been recruited and trained in various modules under the programme, included are, youth in agric, phone repairs, health extension officers and youth in waste management, with over two million youth waiting to join the GYEEDA.

He disclosed that, a grant of 65 million dollar has been given by the World Bank to further strengthen the youth entrepreneur project between the NYEP now GYEEDA and the World Bank accordingly.

Furthermore, the finance ministry will release monies to clear all arrears of beneficiaries by close of this month and therefore necessary for all beneficiaries to ensure they have their details captured in NYEP?s pay roll and called for the support of all to make GYEEDA a success.

In a statement on his behalf the president, said this bold steps is in the fulfillment of the NDC manifesto promise in 2008 where the NYEP will be transformed to the better.

Therefore the rebranding of the NYEP to GYEEDA will enable the nation minimize resources hence to addressing youth unemployment in a more systematic way.

The statement further assured all Ghanaians that, government will do everything possible to ensure a peaceful, free and fair general election come December. Whiles assuring Ghanaians, the youth especially have been cautioned not to allow any politician to use him or her as an instrument of violence.

The well attended event was characterized by the presence of the Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Hon. Antwi Boasiako, Secretary to Cabinet, who also sat in as the Chairman for the occasion, Mr. Ben Eghan, some regional executives, development partners and stakeholders.





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