The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) as part of government’s 1 million jobs initiative is beginning the Community Health Worker Group Program, involving the recruitment of the youth into health delivery services.
According to Deputy Chief Executive of the YEA, Alhaji Ibrahim Bashiru, the initiative is part of efforts to augment the fight against Covid-19 in Ghana as well as provide quality health care delivery services especially to rural communities.
The YEA through this program will be creating 3,000 job opportunities for the youth.
“It is the hope of the YEA that these young people will help in the fight against Covid,” the Deputy Chief Executive stated.
Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye who signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials of the YEA explained that beneficiaries of this initiative who prove themselves worthy, will eventually be absorbed into the Service.
“We will also do our best to build the capacity of these Community Health Workers so that they can move to the next level. And for those who are able to make it in to join our health sector were we are ready to make them become part of our team to continue to render services,” he said.