The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has accused the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of engaging in some misdealing during their term of office.
According to the acting CEO of YEA, Justin Frimpong, audit reports from previous years show that some NDC official engaged in fraudulent deals and must therefore be arrested.
Allegations of a fraudulent recruitment policy were also leveled against the NDC, with Mr. Frimpong adding that the YEA had already “deleted over 16,839 names from its payroll after the report found their employment to have been tainted with fraud.”
He noted that a lot of ‘ghost names’ had found their way into the YEA payroll, hence the need for their deletion.
According to him, the deletion of these ghost names has helped recoup about two million dollars for the nation.
“Some persons also had no appointment letters while some of the letters did not have signature of the CEO,” the acting YEA boss said while addressing some journalists in Accra.
“Some letters also had faked signatures of the former CEO while employees on some of the schemes were also found to have been above the YEA’s age requirements.”
He revealed that some staff that had even been laid-off were still receiving salaries, leading to a bloat in the YEA’s payroll.
Mr. Frimpong promised to lead a reform that will ensure sanity in the YEA. He added that all recommendations of the audit report will be duly implemented.
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