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The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has put on record that Ghanaian singer Wendy Shay remains the agency’s ambassador.
Reports about the RuffTown Records act’s dismissal as the ambassador of YEA came to light after she shared a photo with former president J.A. Kuffour. The image shared by the ‘Uber Driver’ hitmaker was accompanied by a message which many tagged as unfit.
In a reaction to this, the agency stated that “Wendy Shay has not been sacked as an ambassador of YEA.”
It comes barely a month after the musician was named among other personalities as the ambassadors.
They include media executive Bola Ray, musician Kwesi Arthur, as well as actresses Bibi Bright, Emelia Brobbey and Jackie Appiah.
The Roles of the YEA ambassador:
1. The Agency is mandated to cater to the employment needs of all between ages 15 – 35 in all sectors. Ambassadors have therefore been selected from all sectors and the officials currently engaged includes bankers, politicians, business owners, journalists, entertainment icons and young and successful business people.
2. Artisan Directory initiative, for example, requires extensive sponsorship and partnerships with the private sector. As a result, some icons who have already been dealing with the private and public sector have been contacted to drive the agenda for partnership. We have indeed had certain fruitful meetings with the influence of these ambassadors.
3. There is a need for the Youth and other stakeholders to be aware of these initiatives and also identify with us. Some ambassadors were also selected based on this.
It is important to note that all of these ambassadors are individuals who are passionate about youth empowerment and have expressed willingness to support the employment agenda in their own ways and especially as their social responsibility and it is very important to note that none of them was contracted or promised any financial gains. They are selfless individuals who have the well-being and prosperity of the Ghanaian youth at heart.
The Agency is engaging everyone who is passionate and want to support our cause of creating gainful employment for the youth.
We, however, acknowledge the concerns of the public on actions by certain individuals. The Agency has taken remedial steps to address all concerns.
We are open to ideas, support and funding from all stakeholders to make the agenda of drastically reducing unemployment in Ghana a success.
Source: Yaw Sarpong | eFocusLive.com