Justin Kodua Frimpong, the CEO of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) is hoping to introduce a roadmap and a policy document to facilitate the export of human labour from Ghana.
Available statistics show about 120, 000 youth join the labour market in Ghana annually after graduating from school.
Speaking with Asaase News, Koduah said the implementation of the policy could help fast track reduction of unemployment in the short term.
“And as I speak with you various stakeholders with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, our sector Ministry Employment and Labour Relations, Labour Department, Immigration Service are working out a module on a roadmap and also a policy document on how to send people outside.”
“It includes the processes that one has to go through, the company that we are going to, the institutions and embassies,” he said.
“Once we are able to do it, you can think of the number of employment opportunities that we can create for the youth of this country, so that is another way of tackling youth unemployment in the medium term.”
Meanwhile, the maiden Youth Employment Agency job fair has kicked off at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Over 120 companies and business owners have so far registered and confirmed participation exceeding the initial minimum figure of 50 companies earmarked to participate in the Fair.
A statement issued by YEA said, “This development is a clear indication of a positive response especially by the private sector to help to push the One Million Jobs Agenda of His Excellency the President and to support the Youth Employment Agency to address the unemployment menace confronting the youth of Ghana.”
The two–day event is scheduled for Thursday 9 September and Friday 10 September 2021, and will be organised on the theme ‘Bridging the Job Gap in Partnership with the Private Sector’. The venue is the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day.
The primary objective of the YEA Job Fair is to provide opportunities for job seekers to go through live interview sessions towards getting employed by the participating companies. The fair also seeks to introduce available job avenues in the offing or on offer by the companies and business owners.
Participating companies will be afforded access to a large pool of qualified job seekers to be readily interviewed. Apart from the live interview sessions and recruitment, job seekers will be given free training in Curriculum Vitae preparations, preparations for Interviews, Career Advice etc.
This is the first time the Job Fair is being organised after the YEA JOBCENTRE was launched in October 2019 which has afforded over three thousand (3000) young persons to gain permanent employment in both the public and the private sector.
The YEA plans to replicate the Fair in the other regions to draw the Job Centre closer to prospective Job Seekers across the country. The regional fair is slated to commence from the Volta regional capital, Ho, on the 23rd September 2021 followed.
It has assured job seekers that those who may not get employed immediately during the Fair will be listed for employment in the nearer future.