In reaction to concerns by some beneficiaries of the Youth in Afforestation Program, over nonpayment of salaries, the District Manager of the Commission in Bolgatanga, Prince Gabriel Osei –Yeboah, has given the assurance of government’s commitment in paying their salaries.
According to the concerned beneficiaries, since their engagement in 2018, there have been a lot of inconsistencies when it comes to payment of their monthly stipends.
In an interview with A1 News, a beneficiary who chose to withhold his name for fear of victimization described the situation as unfair; and further called for immediate action from government to address their worrying concerns.
He said “This problem of our allowances is affecting us so much. That is what they have been doing to us since we started work last year. Too much inconsistences; they don’t pay us frequently. They pay us for this month and wait for many months before paying us again. It is not fair. We are begging government to quickly do something about it.”
Responding to the concerns of the beneficiaries, Mr. Osei- Yeboah said “issues relating to delayed payment of salaries are often caused by employees’ inability to properly document their names and bank details.”
“I am certain that government will effect payment as soon as possible. Especially those who have gained employment under the Youth Employment Agency, they should be rest assured that their salaries will soon be paid”. He added.
Mr. Osei- Yeboah made this known at a tree planting exercise organized by his outfit to sensitize the public on the importance of protecting the environment.
He stated that his outfit this year aims at planting 250,000 trees across six districts in the region. This, he said will help bring an end to desertification, and begin a new era for farmers.
“This year most farmers have complained of the late start of rains; and that is something that should be a concern for all and sundry. By this initiative, I can assure them of positive results in the coming years”. He pointed out.
Source; a1radioonline.com | Ghana |