Persons with Disabilities encouraged to apply for YEA Jobs

Persons with disabilities have been encouraged by authorities of Youth Enterprise Agency (YEA) to take advantage of modules under the programme.

The agency in a seminar on Friday sensitised about 300 persons with disabilities on the various employment modules and processes of application.

The YEA has created employment opportunities for some 8,000 young persons in the Ashanti region out of which 80 are persons with disabilities.

Officials of YEA addressing the participants
Officials of YEA addressing the participants

The event which forms part of the YEA’s activities saw the hearing and speech impaired, visually impaired and those with mobility impairment in attendance.

The   Deputy Ashanti Regional Director in charge of Operations at YEA, Abubakar  Sadik Ibrahim  debunked assertion that persons with disabilities have to pay bribes or have to belong to a particular political party  before being employed into any of the modules.

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Ashanti Region President of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled, Terbi Amponsah, told Ultimate News they were poised to encourage their members to take full advantage of the various modules under the YEA.

We would advice and educate our members at the various districts who were unable to attend  this programme to apply whatever area they qualify for, so that they would be properly trained in that area,’ he said.

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Theresa Oppong