The Board Chairman of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) Sammy Awuku has revealed that part of the rot his administration is uncovering reveals that the previous NDC administration bought a motorbike at a whopping price of 15,000 Ghana cedis while an amount of 12 million Ghana cedis was blown for a course for 1,200 people which didn’t happen upon checks.
He said the 1200 people were supposed to be trained at the Ghana Marine authority for 6 months between June 2016 to December 2016, at a cost of GhC 12 million but checks by the YEA at the Maritime authority indicates the training did not happen.
“We still do not know if the training happened underwater or on water”, he said.
He made these revelations addressing students of the Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana at their Vandals Forum.
The theme for the Forum was ‘Ghana Beyond aid; mere rhetoric or achievable feat’, attended by NDC’s Peter Otokunor and Fighters League Commander in chief Ernesto Yeboah.
Sammy Awuku told the students about the vision of Akufo-Addo to work for a Ghana Beyond Aid from an action and prudent economic management and from the mentality angle.
Debunking assertions of debt stockpiling under the Akufo-Addo government by Peter Otokunor, The ruling party’s youth leader and Board Chairman of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) said Ghana Beyond aid wasn’t about shunning aid or the accessing of loans, but that the loans and taken and put to good use so that it pays for itself without burdening future generations.
He said when NDC members question Ghana Beyond aid, he looks back at what he inherited as a board chairman of YEA where one motorbike was bought at 15,000 while GHC 12m was used to 1,200 ghost but checks from the Maritime authority showed nothing happened.
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