'Let's Maintain Our Great Working Attitude' - New YEA CEO, Kofi Agyepong Advises And Receives Warm Staff Reception

The Youth Employment Agency today welcomed their new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kofi Baah Agyepong as he begins his first day of work at the agency.

The young and vibrant new Chief Executive received a rousing welcome amidst cheers when he was introduced by the former Chief Executive Officer, Lawyer Justin Frimpong Kodua who is now the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party.

Staff who were visibly happy, having learnt of the humble but principled nature of the new CEO and his will to continue and improve the fortunes of the agency, expressed their gratitude in seeing the smooth transition and the assurance of a continuum in leadership.

In his introduction, the former Executive Officer (CEO) of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) Lawyer Justin Frimpong Kodua tasked the staff to lend the same support, cooperation and conducive environment he enjoyed to his successor for him to succeed with the agency.

He also assured that, even with his new role as General Secretary, he will remain an integral part of the YEA and promote its programmes at the cabinet level.

He was extremely grateful to all stakeholders for the support he enjoyed during his six-year tenure as CEO.

Handing over documents officially to the new CEO, Mr. Kofi Baah Agyepong, Mr. Kodua Frimpong urged a detailed assessment for review and continuation of the programs and modules rolled out so far in order to improve upon them for the benefit of the unemployed youth.

Mr. Kofi Baah Agyepong, on his part, expressed appreciation at the warm reception received from the staff and assured of a great management and staff collaboration to implement the programmes of the agency and to further create employment for the youth of Ghana.

He assured the former CEO of a continuation of the reformation agenda that has brought a renewed hope to the youth of Ghana.

The CEO urged the staff to disabuse their minds of any perceived reassignments as a result of the change at the helm of affairs.

For Mr. Kofi Baah Agyepong, his main preoccupation was about achieving results, therefore promised to meet the staff to evaluate their individual roles and how best to improve upon them.

Another important issue for the CEO is attitude to work with regard to commitment to the course of youth development, hardwork and punctuality.

He believes a great attitude by all staff will obviously inure to the mutual benefit of the agency and its key stakeholders, beneficiaries and job seekers.

The new Chief Executive Officer is also looking forward to running with speed, discipline and result orientation as the backbone and achieve the One Million Jobs Agenda of the Youth Employment Agency.

Mr. Agyepong continued the day with a meeting with the governing Board of the Agency led by Rev. Mrs. Anita Kusi Boateng.