The Second Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia and a host of other dignitaries, who are conscious about youth empowerment and development, were hosted by Staff and Management of the Youth Employment Agency on Monday.
The Agency, which is preparing to roll out massive innovative programmes that are aimed at curtailing the debilitating unemployment situation affecting the youth in the country, has been engaging business owners, SMEs and the corporate world to help realize its initiatives.
These initiatives include; the YEA Job Centre: a platform with walk-in centres and training hubs to link job seekers to employers.
There is the Artisan Directory, which will train artisans in various fields and offer them capital to start up their own businesses. Beneficiaries will be certified and placed on a common platform to sustain and ensure the growth of their businesses.
Another initiative is the Regional and District Flagship projects which will seek to create jobs for the Youth in various communities mostly through Agriculture.
The Guest of Honour, Second Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia, applauded the governing board and management of the Agency for their commitment to the cause of eradicating youth unemployment.
She also expressed readiness to partner and support the Youth Employment Agency on these new initiatives and on their quest to promoting youth development.
She urged the other dignitaries who accepted to be ambassadors of the Agency, to push the agenda of job creation with their influence.
The Second Lady, was emphatic on the need for all hands to come on board to mitigate the social menace of unemployment especially among the youth.
Board Chairman of the Youth Employment Agency, Sammy Awuku and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong respectively, thanked the Second Lady and the other ambassadors for accepting to be part of the vision of the Agency and prayed them for an effective partnership that will lead to development in the lives of the Youth in Ghana.
The dignitaries present included; Minister of State Catherine Abelema Afeku, CEO of EIB Group, Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray), Veteran Actress, Jackie Appiah, CEO of MakeUp Ghana, Rebecca Donkor, Actress Bibi Bright, and Musicians Kwesi Arthur and Wendy Shay.
The meeting was also graced by the CEO of Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) Mr Seth Twum Akwaboah, who also pledged his readiness to offer support regarding partnerships with the private sector.