Gov’t Uses And Dumps Youth For Afforestation Without Paying Them

The Akufo-Addo government has reportedly used and dumped scores of Ghanaian youth who it supposedly employed under its Youth In Afforestation Program.

Four months after deploying the beneficiaries, not a single month’s salary has been paid to them, Whatsup News has gathered.

The attendant hardships eventually became unbearable for the employees, some of whom had been deployed to deep remote forests, forcing them to cry out to the government.

According to reports, in response to the distress calls, the government angrily dismissed the beneficiaries.

“The government and Forestry Commission released letters indicating the deployment of beneficiaries some months ago but following the outcry of the beneficiaries, the government and Forestry has recently released another letter to inform beneficiaries of dissolving the deployment,” a distressed beneficiary wrote on social media.

The dismissals mean that the beneficiaries are now unemployed again, according to the distraught victims.

The distraught victims point out that they used their own monies for transportation to their stations when they were deployed for the four months and therefore are demanding that government pays them the salary arrears.


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