The Eastern Regional Youth Employment Agency coordinator, Mr. Osei Opoku Jerry, has confirmed to Rite Morning Ride the complaints by the YEA employees over delay of payment of allowances as partly true. He has however, attributed the delay to the institution’s intention to clean the YEA payroll.
“The truth of the matter is that 36,000 beneficiaries were paid and 46, 000 were not for some specific reasons under investigation by Authority,” he said.
Beneficiaries of Youth Employment Agency (YEA), in the Eastern Region have complained over their three months allowances that government is indebted to.
Speaking on “Wo mpotem te sen?”segment of the Morning Show, one of the victims, Madam Gifty of Somanya said, “the YEA has refused to pay us for the services we have rendered to the nation and we are starving out of hunger since the allowances are not forth coming.”
Meanwhile, the regional boss said the action is not deliberate. He has asked all YEA employees on the payroll to exercise patient and report to their respective supervisors after their successful validation. The governing New Patriotic Party Regional Youth organizer assured beneficiaries, their allowances will hit their E-switch accounts once documents are validated and assessed by both the regional and national offices of the YEA.
He alleged that the validation exercise was necessitated upon the rumors that some beneficiaries have not been going to work but receives salaries. Again, information on employees does not correspond with their identity numbers in their possession. Mr. Jerry further stated that, wrongful E-switch numbers which receives salaries of anonymous staffs, thus the need to suspend payment.
Nana Ama Sarfo/ritefmonline.org