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YEA beneficiaries threatens nationwide demonstration over arrears.

The Coalition of Youth Employment Agency Beneficiaries (COYEAB) has threatened to embark on a nationwide demonstration following some unpaid allowances.

The group in a press release signed by the president Bosu Patrick and presented by the public relations officer (PRO) Ahmed Yahaya, indicated their profound gratitude to the government and YEA management for their swift response to their concerns through the petition they put before them on June 13, 2017 only to realise the one and two months arrears was a sham under the pretext of cleaning the payroll system.

It further expressed that the intended nationwide demonstration is in connection with management of YEA and government’s refusal to address their grievances as they indicated in their earlier petitions.

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The beneficiaries moreover regarded the payment of just one and two month arrears as woefully inadequate after suspending payment for five solid months.

‘’ beneficiaries who have received the two and one month arrears are less than 50% of YEA beneficiaries,’’ they stressed.

The coalition in their press release reacting to the response the management of YEA issued to the beneficiaries after their second petition with the accompanying two months arrears, the coalition considers the response was only a camouflage intended to outwit and deceive the beneficiaries.

It therefore stated categorically that:

1. Management should pay all arrears owed before they start a new recruitment.
2. Demanding all deleted names during the verification exercise.
3. Beneficiaries of the four modules scrapped off should be fully compensated for the number of months they worked including their 50ghs insurance deduction.
4. Authorities should reinstate the beneficiaries of the modules scrapped off automatically so that they don’t have to reapply or pay them all their arrears including compensation in lieu of the reinstatement.
5. Beneficiaries allowance must be paid at the end of every month.
6. The increment of beneficiaries allowance must cover those engaged already.

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‘’We wish to inform management and government that beneficiaries of YEA in the country have unanimously agreed to stage a day nationwide demonstration slated for Tuesday July 25,2017,’’ they charged.

Source: Kesse Alfred/Focusfmonline.com

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