Staff of the Youth Employment Agency(YEA) across the country have not been paid their monthly salaries since January 2021, GhanaXtra.Com can report exclusively.
A source at YEA tells this portal that the government has not paid a dime to all workers under the YEA since the beginning of the year.
The last time the workers were paid their salaries was in December 2020, a situation the workers say has brought untold hardship on them.
The failure of the government to pay their salaries since January 2021 has put workers in dire financial need as they are unable to meet household and other expenditures.
Some of the workers who spoke to this portal on condition of strict anonymity disclosed that times are hard for them.
They disclosed that attempts to have them paid are also met with promises which are not fulfilled.
“We are in a very serious and sad situation. We have not been paid since the beginning of this year a situation that has made life unbearable for us. It is sad but that is reality and we will like to appeal to our leadership to pay us as we are suffering”.
The YEA was established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 887) to empower young people to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic and sustainable development of the nation.
Its objective is to support the youth between the ages of 15 to 35 years through skills training and internship modules to transit from a situation of unemployment to that of employment.