Northern Regional Director Of YEA Dismissed Over ¢9.5bn Fraud

Northern Regional Director Of YEA Dismissed Over ¢9.5bn Fraud

Alhaji Mmohammed Aminu Adam, the Northern Regional Director of Youth Employment Agency (YEA) formerly Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA), has been dismissed according to documents sighted by

His interdiction which is said to have taken effect from Thursday, October 29, 2015, is related to financial malfeasance to the tune of ¢9.6 billion.

Alhaji Adam however, is reported to have implemented the modules of YEA to include agriculture in  the Northern Region in June when there were no such plans by the then CEO, Kobby Acheampong  and allegedly entered into a contractual agreement with Wumpini Agro Chemicals, a Tamale-based company to supply some agricultural inputs totaling the said amount.

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Adam was accused of failing to act in accordance with procurement processes and also exceeding the mandated GH¢200,000 spending ceiling for national officers, when the management later got wind of the alleged underhand dealings.

An investigative committee was quickly commissioned to look into it and they recommended the interdiction of the embattled Regional Youth Organizer of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Meanwhile, a document signed by Acting CEO of YEA, Vincent Kuagbenu, directed one Alhassan Umar to act in his place until a substantive regional director was appointed.

When Vincent Kuagbenu, was contacted for his comments on the dismissal, he said it was not for media discussion.

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