Monday, March 1, 2010


THE Sunyani Municipal Co-ordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), Mr Ayomah Moro, has called on people who received loans under the Youth in Agriculture (YIP) module of the programme to pay back their loans to enable others to benefit from the facility.
Mr Moro made the appeal through media practitioners in Sunyani.
According to him, about GH¢30,000 of loans granted were in arrears, and, therefore, entreated the various groups to adopt what he termed positive attitude to repay them to keep the wheel of the YIP turning.
Mr Moro stated that the Sunyani Municipality was running six modules, namely paid internship, health extension workers, community protection unit (CPU), waste and sanitation, youth in agriculture and afforestation.
He announced that out of the six modules, only the paid internship was existing currently whilst the other five modules would function after the needed arrangements had been completed.
Mr Moro, however, said those existing could re-apply alongside new applicants.
He said a total of 742 people were engaged under the various modules, 132 for paid internship, 164 health extension workers, 137 under the CPU, 170 for waste and sanitation, 91 for YIP and 48 for afforestation.
Mr Moro added that statistics indicated that seven of the health extension workers and four of the personnel for the CPU either resigned or vacated their posts.

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