Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations has urged Ghanaians to repose confidence in the Committee set up by the Ministry of Youth and Sports to investigate the illegalities going on in the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
Government, through the Ministry of Information on Tuesday issued a statement addressing the misconducts by officials administering the programme.
A statement signed by the Minister of Information and Media Relations, Mahama Ayariga read that the “Minister for Information and Media Relations, Mahama Ayariga says government has already instituted investigations into allegations of suspected mismangement of some modules under the National Youth Employment Programmes. Reacting to news reports of some module partners shortchanging beneficiaries of the programme, now known as Ghana Youth Employment and Entreprenuerial Development Agency (GYEEDA), Hon. Ayariga said an investigative Committee set up by the Minister for Youth and Sports is already reviewing the entire process.”
Speaking on Radio Gold’s newspaper, Hon. Murtala Mohammed reiterated government’s commitment to unearthing the rot in the system.
He entreated all and sundry to remain calm as the Committee does its investigations and lay bare its findings, promising that the culprits will not escape from the claws of the law.
He stated strongly that any person found culpable will not go unpunished by the authorities.
He also called on the media and the Ghanaian populace to assist the Committee with any information that will help unravel the dirt in the NYEP.
“I think we should exercise patience. I have no doubt in the capacity of members of the Committee to do a very good work. Let’s exercise patience and the Committee finishes with its work. If you have any other information that you think that it will help in unravellling [if you like] some wrongdoing, it would appropriate you channel that information to the Committee.
“Government will not allow that to happen. I mean this is the last thing government will countenance that people must not be allowed to engage in such illegalities.” he stressed.
He emphasized that “once the Committee finishes with their work, nobody is going to be protected. As long as it is established that someone was engaged in kind, that person will be drastically dealt with and that’s the position of government. That is the position of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.”
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