The deputy chief executive officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Ibrahim Bashiru, has officially resigned from his position as the Upper East Regional Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in line with the party’s recent decision over government appointees holding party positions.
In an obvious attempt to address what seemed to be power struggle between the Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bugri Naabu, and the Minister for Gender and Social Protection – who doubles as National Women’s Organizer – Otiko Afisa Djaba, the National Council of the party directed that all (party0 officers who have been appointed to serve in government must resign from their party positions.
The deputy YEA’s boss has been commended widely for his role towards the NPP’s victory in the 2016 elections.
Mr Ibrahim Bashiru has met with a cross-section of the youth in the region to thank them for their support which eventually brought the NPP to power.
He charged the youth to prepare themselves to be able to grab job opportunities that may come their way in the course of the year. “I am in the region for three reasons; first of all, to thank the youth of Upper East Region for the massive support they gave me during my tenure as the Regional Youth Organizer. Secondly, to meet the youth so as to outline my vision, first of all, as someone coming from this region and also occupying the position of the deputy CEO for YEA. Finally, to take advantage of the situation to get in touch with the grassroots, because we have just won power and people are agitating and complaining that they have been neglected. I thought it wise that as a senior government official, there was the need for me to be here to touch base with the youth and share with them the vision of His Excellency the President. I needed to also tell them what this government intends to do not only to YEA beneficiaries, but the entire youth of Ghana,” Ibrahim Bashiru indicated.
He called on Ghanaian youth to be calm, as government works towards fulfilling its vision of recruiting 80,000 of them under the Youth Employment Agency as announced by President Akufo-Addo during an event to mark his 100 days in office.