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2 Background BACKGROUND The National Youth Employment Programme in Ghana was conceived in 2005 to address the ever increasing problem of unemployment among the youth, perceived to be potential threat to National Security. The programme was officially launched in October 2006 to facilitate job creation and placement for the youth in various economic ventures in all districts across the nation. OVERALL OBJECTIVE To empower the Youth to contribute meaningfully to the socio economic and sustainable development of the nation. Specific Objectives To identify and create jobs that are economic viable for the youth To check rural –urban drift by providing jobs in districts nationwide To create opportunities for self employment ventures To inculcate in the youth a sense of self discipline, good morals, a sense of patriotism EMPLOYMENT TARGET Created 108,000 jobs between June 2006 to Dec Created 100,00 jobs between 2010 to 2011 To create 500,000 Jobs in 3 three years ( ) 2

3 NYEP Implementation Structure 3 MINISTER National Coordinator NYEP BOARD DNC Administration 197 District Employment Coordinators/Offices DNC HRD DNC – Ops DNC – Finance National Monitoring Team District Boards (Delta Force) 10 Regional Coordinators * DNC- Deputy National Coordinator DNC Comm. & Research Asst. DNC

4 NYEP Features THE STRUCTURE It is a Programme and not Mainstream Civil Service Stop Gap Measure that prepares youth for permanent employment Inter –Ministerial Decentralised Implementation Structures Funded 100% by Government of Ghana Employment Modules have dedicated statutory funding sources Public –Private Partnership is encouraged 4 THE JOBS Jobs created are demand related Temporary Jobs ( Max. 2 years as in paid Employment Modules) Beneficiaries are recruited from and placed within their Districts & Communities Beneficiaries are paid allowances and not salaries Allowances are lower than the market rates Exit plan cut out for the beneficiaries to leave the programme into mainstream and permanent employment

5 CURRENT MODULES NYEP is being implemented through employment modules namely; 1.Community Protection Assistance (CPA) 2.Community Education & Teaching Assistant (CETA) 3.Health Extension Work (HEW) 4.Youth In Fire Safety & Prevention 5.Youth In Prison Support Services 6.Youth In Immigration 7.Waste & Sanitation 8.Paid Interns 9.ICT Mobile Phone Repairs 10.Dress Making & Fashion 11.Hairdressing & Beauty Care Services 12.Youth In Road Maintenance 13.Bamboo Processing 14.Film Making 5

6 Regional Employment Figures REGIONNO. OF YOUTH REGISTERED ACTUAL NO. OF YOUTH EMPLOYED % OF YOUTH EMPLOYED ASHANTI 48,52211,69424 BRONG AHAFO 30,56810,99236 CENTRAL 34,61610,45030 EASTERN 30,32510,77936 GT ACCRA 42,5269,99424 NORTHERN 41,53211,59828 UPPER EAST 25,521 10, UPPER WEST 26,2559,69837 VOLTA 27,45612,01342 WESTERN 25,25710,99744 TOTAL332,578108,

7 Breakdown of Employment * A number of youth groups were supported with loans to either setup or grow their businesses EMPLOYMENT MODULESBENEFICIAIRIES AGRIC BIZ -CROP 25,383 COMM EDU TEACH 24,967 COMM. PROTECTION 3,047 HEALTH EXTENSION WORKERS 13,913 WASTE AND S'TION (ZOOMLION) 9,100 PAID INTERNSHIP & INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT 5,200 VACATION JOBS 2,400 RAPID REVENUE TEAM 315 URBAN AFFORESTATION 1,145 NYEP PROJECT STAFF 949 SANITATION GUARDS- SAMANSAMA 1,658 NON FORMAL EDUCATORS 537 VOLUNTEERS 8,552 OTHER MODULES * (SELF EMPLOYMENT MODULES) 11,237 TOTAL 108,403

8 6 Recruitment Figures For REGION SUMMARY CETACPAHEW WASTE & SANIT. INTERN S PHONE REPAIR S BASKET WEAVI NG DRESS MAKIN G FILM MAKIN GAVESEC ROAD MTC HAIR DRESSI NG BAMBO O P.PSATOTAL UPPER EAST 2, , , ,077 UPPER WEST 1, , ,226 NORTH 3,843 1,0002,1621, ,000 11,630 BRONG AHAFO 1, , ,426 ASHANTI 1,737 1,0003, , ,124 EASTERN 1, , ,189 VOLTA 1, , ,148 G. ACCRA ,5863,1021,500 1, ,3001, CENTRAL 1, , ,712 WESTERN 1, , ,046 HEAD OFFICE 3,531 1, ,100 7,280 TOTAL16,4132,20011,33122,2677,4996,0003,000 7, , ,510

9 6 Recruitment Projection For 2011 NO.MODULES 1ST QUARTER 2ND QUARTER 3RD QUARTER 4TH QUARTERTOTAL 1 COMMUNITY PROTECTION ASSISTANCE (CPA) 1, ,500 2 COMMUNITY EDUCATION & TEACHING ASSISTANT 5,000 20,000 3 AIRPORT FIRE SERVICE HEALTH ASSISTANTS 2,0001,000 5,000 5 YOUTH IN FIRE SAFETY & PREVENTION 2,0001,000 5,000 6 YOUTH IN PRISON SUPPORT SERVICES 1,3001,000 4,300 7 YOUTH IN IMMIGRATION 2,0001,000 5,000 8 ICT MOBILE PHONE REPAIRS 3,0002,0003,0002,000 10,000 9 DRESS MAKING & FASHION 3,0002,0003,0002,000 10, HAIRDRESSING & BEAUTY CARE SERVICES 3,0002,0003,0002,000 10, PARA-LEGAL SERVICES (NEW) 500 2, YOUTH IN SMALL SCALE MINNING (NEW) 2,0001,000 5, YOUTH IN ROAD MAINTENANCE (NEW) 3,0002,0003,0002,000 10, BAMBOO PROCESSING FILM MAKING 250 1,000 TOTAL 28,40019,90023,90019,40091,600

10 Sources of Funding SOURCES OF FUNDSAPPROVED % MODULES District Assembly Common Fund15% Waste and Sanitation & Community Protection Ghana Educational Trust FUND10% Community Teachers National Health Insurance Scheme10% Health Workers ROAD FUND10% Road Construction HIPC5% Gen. Administration COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE TAX20% Untied Modules & Gen. Administration MASLOC- (Micro Financing Scheme for setting up business) Youth Entrepreneurship

11 Success Story Achievements: Over 200,000 youth employed Over 2,000 Rural and deprived schools revived Health Delivery System has improved due the implementation of the Health Extension Workers Module Over fifty thousand youth empowered with various self employment skills Cleaner cities and communities through the Waste and Sanitation module Conscientisation / Sensitization of youth towards work ethics, attitude and culture Formulation of Youth Employment Bill for the Nation Increase in Communication Service tax from 20% to 60% Main Constraints: Inadequate funding and delays in release of funds by funding sources to NYEP Legal status of the programme (main streaming) Lack of Political will Separation of politics from employment creation

12 SNAP SHOPS OF BENEFICIARIES The Community Protection Assistants being Trained by the Ghana Police Service

13 SNAP SHOPS OF BENEFICIARIES Some Health Extension Workers Undergoing orientation

14 SNAP SHOPS OF BENEFICIARIES Youth in Waste and Sanitation on their Motorised Waste Collection Tricycles managed by Zoomlion Ghana Limited

15 SNAP SHOPS OF BENEFICIARIES Youth in Agric Hon. Minister Inspecting Youth Farms

16 SNAP SHOPS OF BENEFICIARIES Community Education Teaching Assistants undergoing Orientation in their District

17 NYEP Consultancy Services Available for Countries who want to implement Youth Employment Programme base on Local and World Class Practices as in the case of Gambia and Nigera. 17

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20 Community Protection Unit MODULE STRUCTURE The NYEP is in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and the Ghana Police Service for the implementation of this module. Recruitment of applicants is carried out by the NYEP, Vetting and Training by the Ghana Police Service Training Schools and Deployment by the Community Policing Unit of the Ghana Police Service TARGET & PERFORMANCE 20,000 youth were expected to be engaged under the module nationwide. The Metropolitan, Sub metros were allocated 200 CPU each, Municipal areas 150 each, District Assemblies 100 each and Boarder Districts 150 each. Currently only 3,047 youth have been trained and deployed in selected few District Assemblies. Source of funding: DACF:- The main source of funding is the DACF COST Train and deploy 5,000 CPUs. Current training cost per head is GHC

21 21 Agric Business MODULE STRUCTURE Suspended after 2007 harvest. An in house review done in Youth in Agri Business about to be implemented with technical support from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The implementation of the Module is done by each District Task Force. TARGET & PERFORMANCE Out of the total of 74,870 youth who registered for the Module, 25,383 were engaged in the productive farming in the districts. The main crops cultivated are maize and vegetables. Source of funding: Funds from HIPC were designated to finance this module. PREVIOUS CHALLENGES Poor Loan recovering. Recovery of funds invested through services and inputs provided to youth farmers have not been very good No collaboration and experience sharing with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture No ready Market for harvested produce Poorly equipped and resourced District Agric Extension Officers to supervise and monitor the Youth in Agric Business at the District Level Difficulty in getting land for youth farmers COST Train and Setup additional 25,500 Youth in the Module. Current training and setup cost per head is GHC 1,580

22 22 Health Extension Workers MODULE STRUCTURE The HEW module is actively being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. It is run on the structures of the Ghana Health Service. NYEP recruits the applicants at the District level, Screening is done by the District Task Force on which The District Health Director is represented. The Health Extension Workers are trained in the District Health facilities by District Health Facilitators. The training is for a period of six months. TARGET & PERFORMANCE Currently 15,000 applicants underwent 6 months training (theory and practical) at the various training centers in the districts. A request for an additional 10,000 HEW was received from MOH. Source of funding: NHIS COST Train and deploy 10,000 HEW. Current training cost per head is GHC

23 23 Waste and Sanitation MODULE STRUCTURE The NYEP and Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment are in collaboration in the implementation of this module. Zoomlion Ghana Limited operates the Module for management fee. TARGET & PERFORMANCE 14,032 youth have been engaged as Waste and Sanitation Assistants in the Metro, Municipal & District Assemblies throughout the country. Source of funding: DACF: the main source of funding for this module in it DACF MAJOR CHALLENGES There is a high demand for the services of the waste and sanitation assistants at the districts but limited funds to support additional recruitment. COST Trained and deployed 22,267 beneficiaries. Cost GHC per beneficiary

24 24 Paid Internship MODULE STRUCTURE The module was directly implemented by the Ministry of Manpower Youth and Employment and NYEP Secretariat. Registered applicants are posted to organizations that request for them, taking into consideration desired skills required for enhanced productivity. TARGET & PERFORMANCE User organizations identify their needs for personnel, and then apply for the numbers that they need to enhance their overall output. The NYEP then posts as interns from the list of registered youth who qualify and meet the requirement of the organizations applying. SOURCES OF FUNDING: HIPC, Road Fund, Service MAJOR CHALLENGE: The major challenge is the unwillingness for user organizations to absorb interns after they have completed 12 month of internship with the user organizations. eg: VAT Service. COST Engaged 7,000 Interns nationwide.The average cost (allowance) per head per month is GHC

25 25 Community Education Teaching Module Module Structure The module is a collaboration between NYEP and the Ministry of Education. The Community Education Teachers are screened by the District Task Force in collaboration with the District Education Service. The teacher vacancies were declared by the District Education Offices and the selected candidate posted to the schools. Module Engagement The module has engaged a total of 24,027 in “teacher deprived” communities nationwide. Source of funding:GETFUND Replace all CETA that have exited and vacancies in the District Basic Schools.

26 26 Modules to be implemented Technical committees have been put together to work on implementation frame work for the under listed modules. It is anticipated that the Trades & Vocations and ICT modules will be implemented by all districts before the end of December Youth in Trade and Vocation – have been Piloted in 8 districts The under listed modules have also been identified as having great potential to provide employment for many youth. Technical committees will work to fashion out the framework for their implementation. Youth in Mining Youth in Maritime Industry Youth in Construction Youth in Tourism Youth in the oil industry etc.


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