The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Alhaji Ibrahim Bashiru, has disclosed that the government is set to provide employment opportunities for nearly 85,000 young individuals across the country in 2024 through the Youth Employment Agency’s Business and Employment Assistance Programme (BEAP).
This initiative, he explained, aims to address the pressing issue of youth unemployment by injecting a substantial financial boost of GHC 120 million.
During a press briefing held in Bolgatanga, Alhaji Ibrahim Bashiru emphasized the government’s commitment to fostering economic growth and employment for the youth.
The Business and Employment Assistance Programme (BEAP), he said, has been strategically designed as a comprehensive initiative to empower small and medium enterprises (SMEs) while simultaneously creating job opportunities for the country’s young workforce.
Alhaji Bashiru outlined the key features of BEAP, highlighting its role in supporting SMEs and kickstarting economic development.
He indicated that “The program is expected to have a ripple effect on various sectors, contributing to the overall socio-economic advancement of the nation.”
He emphasized that the injection of GHC 120 million into BEAP underscores the government’s determination to address the employment challenges faced by young people.
The Deputy CEO acknowledged the multifaceted benefits of supporting SMEs, as they are recognized as essential drivers of economic growth.
“By facilitating their growth and sustainability, BEAP seeks to foster entrepreneurship and innovation, thereby creating a conducive environment for job creation. The initiative will not only offer employment opportunities but also encourage the establishment and growth of local businesses.”
Alhaji Ibrahim Bashiru expressed optimism about the positive impact of BEAP, stressing that it aligns with the government’s broader vision for youth empowerment and economic development.
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