The NDC Members of Parliament led by MP for South Tongu and Ranking Member on The Parliamentary Select Committee on Youth and Sports, Kobena Mensah Woyome, has described the ongoing staff movement at The Youth Employment Agency as “inhuman and insensitive”.
According to him, pregnant staff, nursing mothers, mothers with children, persons with disability and lower level staff have all been moved heartlessly from their offices and sent to regions other than their current location.
The MP at a news conference on Thursday alleged that, the head of receptionists, a widow of the May 9 stadium disaster, who has two young daughters has been told to report to the Volta Regional Director in 11 days.
“The head office photographer has been asked to proceed to the Northern Region”. He added.
Mr. Woyome in his statement noted that, the Agency has no justification for this mass transfers since it flies in the face of the law (Public Service Commission Act 1994 Session 7(b) and Act 887 ), adding that it amounts to “political witch-hunting….”.
The NDC again, alleged that they intercepted letters directing all ten Regional Directors of the Agency to proceed on leave from Monday, April 3, 2017 to Friday May 26, 2017. These letters were given to the Regional Directors at a meeting with the current CEO and his Deputy for Operations.
The Minority also criticized YEA Management over what they called, “agenda to force staff to resign on their own and the replacement of heads of Departments with contract staff”.
The MPs through their statement, urged the media, religious leaders, the National Peace Council and all Ghanaians who have Ghana at heart to speak out.
Story: Francis Edzorna Mensah