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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Youth in Road Maintenance to save funds for other sectors

Ho, Jun 09, (Mensah), GNA-The Youth in Road Maintenance Module would spare funds on road maintenance for disbursement to other sectors while solving youth unemployment.
“The implementation of the Youth in Road Maintenance Programme will surely help save some money and help prevent the execution of expensive road upgrading projects which often costs more”.
Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister made the observation at the launch of the module in Ho on Thursday.
He asked the youth to embrace the programme since “it is another realistic and progressive avenue for the youth to play their rightful roles in the society and also have a bright future consistent with the ‘Better Ghana Agenda’ promised by President John Evans Atta Mills”.
Mr Baba Jamal, Deputy Minister of Information who witnessed the launch said it was the objective of President Mills to ensure that every youth in this country had a bright future.
He advised the beneficiaries of NYEP to “take a cue from the President and be humble”.
Mr Awal Mohammed, National Coordinator in charge of Operations, Zeera Group of Companies pledged the “full delivery” of the benefits of the contract to the beneficiaries and advised them not to engage in any “activity that would undermine the module”.
Alhaji Tapsoba, Deputy National Coordinator of NYEP in charge of Operations advised beneficiaries of the module to provide “relevant” documents to the district/municipal NYEP coordinators on time for onward submission to the Head Office for early processing.
Madam Jessie Ekumebu, Volta Regional NYEP Coordinator advised beneficiaries to be “committed to their work and eschew tendencies that will make the programme ineffective”.
Mr Isaac Kodobisah Ho Municipal Chief Executive called for the increment of the 20 percent Communication Service Tax (CST) to 60 percent to fund the NYEP.
09 Jun 11

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