YEA secures 10 million to support young entrepreneurs-Justin Kodua Frimpong reveals


Lawyer Justin Frimpong Kodua, CEO of Youth Employment Agency (YEA)

The Chief Executive Officer for the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong says his outfit has secured a 10million Ghana Cedis fund to support entrepreneurs who have viable business proposals.

The YEA, he noted, through this fund will give technical or financial support, or both, to support such entrepreneurs in starting up.

The CEO made these disclosures at the launch of the two-day Regional Job, Career and Entrepreneurship fair in the Ashanti Region, under the theme, “Bridging the Job Gap in Partnership with the Private Sector”.

Lawyer Kodua noted that the fund to support entrepreneurs falls under one of the four policies put in place by the YEA to address the issue of youth unemployment.

This project, he intimated, will see various business plans being vetted by officials of the YEA with the excelling business ideas receiving start up support.

The CEO said,  “as part of the fair, the entrepreneurship team will be perusing your business plans, they’ll be having discussions with you on how your business plans and ideas can work, and again the agency can assure you that at the end of the day, those whose business ideas will excel, together with our partners NEIP, we have allocated 10million Ghana cedis to support new set up businesses in this country”.

The YEA boss entreated the youth who had gathered at the Job Fair to pay attention to the details of the activities that will transpire in the two day forum.

He assured that those who will patronise the job fair will definitely leave with an idea or an opportunity to explore for job.

The CEO said, ‘make sure you leave here with something, at least if you don’t get employed today, you should leave here having qualified for the free start up that we are going to give to the young men and women’.

A total of 1307 job vacancies are expected to be filled by the 119 employers at the Job Fair.

Amongst the activities that are expected to be run at the fair, is the Curriculum Vitae (CV) Clinic, where patrons will be taught how to properly present their CVs and a career coaching segment where patrons will be taken through mock-up interview sessions.

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