The director of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in the Volta Region, Emmanuel Quarshie has said the agency will roll out new modules aimed at solving unemployment among the youth in Ghana.
The director made this known during a passing out ceremony of some 645 community policing assistants at the Ho Police Training School on Friday 27 January 2023.
YEA currently runs the following modules, community police assistants (CPA), youth in prisons, community health workers (CHW) and youth in sanitation. The new modules yet to be rolled out are the youth in agriculture and afforestation, community education teaching assistants (CETA), youth in ICT, and youth in coastal sanitation.
Quarshie said the youth in entrepreneurship module is also earmarked and will be rolled out later in 2023.
“The government has made commitment to employ some 5,000 unemployed youth into the Ghana Police Service as community police assistants (CPAs),” he said at the passing out.
This is the second batch of 5,000 CPAs who are passing out across six police training schools in Ghana and training of the third batch will also commence in March this year, he said.
“I must place on record that the recently exited CPAs, as I have personally observed, demonstrated competence and ability during their last engagement. Today, a greater number of these CPAs have joined the Ghana Police Service and other security services,” Quarshie added.