Gov’t suspends payments into NYEP accounts

Government has ordered the suspension of all payments into the accounts of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), now known as the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA.)

This followed a Joy News investigative report by Manasseh Azure Awuni which confirmed systematic fraud perpetuated by a well-coordinated network of corrupt GYEEDA officials.

It also uncovered the existence of ghost names, duplication of names of the NYEP payroll and siphoning of monies from the accounts of the Programme.

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, disclosed on the Joy FM Super Morning Show Wednesday, he had “stopped all payments” to the accounts of GYEEDA.

“I have written a letter asking for all payments to the NYEP (now GYEEDA) to be stopped” and that “only administrative and overhead costs should be paid”.

Mr. Afriyie Ankrah further said, all the new modules that were introduced in the last quarter of 2012 and beginning of this year, are also to be suspended.

The minister said this latest measure is part of what he termed “a thorough review of GYEEDA”.

He has asked for public support on his agenda to carry through reforms and has insisted that “We will do the right thing for once”