President Akufo-Addo lauds Awuku, Kodua for transformational leadership at YEA

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eulogized the Board Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) Messrs Sammi Awuku and Justin Kodua Frimpong for their transformational leadership at the Agency.

The president is particularly happy with new course the two leaders have charted for the Agency in terms of relevance, vibrancy, efficiency and effectiveness.

President Akufo-Addo who made known his admiration for the duo during the sod cutting ceremony for the construction of the North East Regional Office for the YEA in the Regional Capital, Nalerigu on Wednesday, July 28, 2020 encouraged them to continue on that path.

The President said ‘’The YEA since it had its new leadership under Sammi Awuku and Justin Kodua has become a new organization in terms of its efficiency and effectiveness and the type of services it is offering the young people of Ghana.’’

In his view, the effective performance of their duty of creating sustainable jobs for the generality of the Ghanaian youth is a huge contribution towards building a great and prosperous country.

‘’The various skills and services that you’re offering the young people of Ghana, the more effective you can do your work, the better our population will be, the happier our young people will be and greater will be the progress of our nation’’ the President further opined.

While commending them for championing the construction of the North East Regional Office of the YEA in line with his call for government agencies to place premium on having administrative offices in the six newly created regions, the president was hopeful the one-storey multipurpose office complex when completed in five months’ time will bring about increased opportunities for the youth in the region.

‘’We want you to continue that way and to say that what they’re doing here today, putting up an office, an infrastructure, office is all very important, but the most important thing is the work that will be done when these offices have been put up. That is what I want to leave with you.’’ President Akufo-Addo added.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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