The Member of Parliament for Pru East Kwabena Donkor has said Sammy Awuku does ot qualify to be appointed chair of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and will therefore petition President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to revoke his appointment.
Mr Awuku who happens to be the national youth organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) was sworn in as chair of the YEA on Friday 15, September 2017 together with eight others to form the board of the agency.
But according to Mr Donkor, Mr Awuku’s appointment is in contravention of the YEA Act, act 887 which among other things stipulates that the appointee should be a person in recognise standing and experience in administration and human resource development or training.
Read Kwabena Donkor’s post
I spoke out yesterday questioning the choice of Sammy Awuku as Board Chairman of the Youth Employment Agency on Class FM.
While recognizing that Sammy Awuku is a young man with leadership potential, he at the present moment does not meet the requirements for the position of Board Chair of YEA.
Both the letter and spirit of the law is very clear. Act 887, the Youth Employment Agency Act, 2015 states ‘a person of recognised standing and experience in administration and human resource development or training as the chairperson’ Act 887 Sect 4, sub section 1a.
While Sammy Awuku may qualify to chair other Boards without this specific provision, appointing him to Chair the YEA is an error.
And I humbly call on His Excellency the President to rectify this error.