The youth Employment Agency (YEA) has announced its readiness in rolling out its numerous modules in February, 2016 to reduce the rate of unemployment among the youth in the country.
To begin with, the agency is expected to recruit over 20,000 young people under its youth in Health Module to train and equip them as community Health Workers.
This would be followed with subsequent recruitments in the Youth Security, Youth in coastal sanitation, Youth in Agriculture and Youth in Afforestation, among others.
The initiative, according to the agency, is to augment the services being provided by health professionals in the various health institutions across the country, especially those in the rural and deprived communities.
At Yesterday’s Media Encounter
…Mahama Talks Plain Bold
President John Dramani Mahama yesterday in a plain and bold way poured his heart out over the manner he has been vilified for nothing.
At a meeting with a section of the press at eh Flag Staff House in Accra, the president gave answers in his usual calm demeanor but he was overly and brutally frank to the amazement of the journalists present.
Touching on the issue of corruption which the opposition is cashing on, President Mahama made a firm promise to continue with the fight against corruption. According to him, investigation bodies are working on several cases and that it was important to allow the law to work.
Free NHIS Elderly Hits Northern Sector
The ongoing nationwide registration of the aged onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has hit the northern sector of the country, as the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has started the registration of the elderly above 65 years onto the scheme.
The exercise which will see the registration of the aged in the three northern regions namely, Northern, Upper East and Upper West, will cover over 1,500 aged people.
This came to light when the sector minister, Nana Oye Lithur launched the exercise as part of her three-day tour to the three regions.
Speaking at the program me, the Gender Minister said the exercise is a demonstration of the continuous resolve as a Government to ensure that the elderly in the society are well taken care of.
“Our coming here today is a continuation of the Government’s numerous interventions for the welfare of the elderly who spent their youthful years to build this nation. Today we shall make presentations to our mothers and fathers and register them free of charge onto NHIS so that they can access free healthcare”.
Gov’t Clears GH₵3.8bn Statutory Debt
The government has settled about GH₵3.8 billion statutory payments as of the end of the fiscal year December 31, last year. The payments, the first time in many years, are in line with the Government Public Expenditure Management and Arrears Clearance program me as indicated in the 2015 Budget and Economic Policy of the government.
Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Cassiel Ato Baah Forson, said as a result of the budget and arrears clearance plan, various payments had been made to four institutions.\
The District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) had GH₵1.5 billion while the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GET Fund) had about GH₵981 million, the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) received about GH₵967 million while the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) go tGH₵315 million.