The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency and the minority spokes person on foreign affairs, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has stated that he is most disappointed and embarrassed by the conduct of the YEA’s District Director for North Tongu, Mr. Francis Lorlornyo.
Speaking to Ahotor FM’s morning show host Emmanuel Quarshie (Hit man) the Member of Parliament, emphasized that the project which seeks to employ most of the unemployed youth by successive governments plays a critical role and should not be abused by any individual.
“The YEA project is a good one and all the political parties can take credit for its establishment”, he stated.
“I tried reaching the Board Chairman, Mr. Samuel Awuku and my DCE to get to know the facts of the matter, but I am saddened that the YEA boss has turned this laudable project into his bed room Affairs, by taking advantage of innocent young ladies”
“Mr. Francis Lorlornyo is a known person by all; he is the youth organizer for the NPP in the constituency and an active member as such”
“Honestly I feel so embarrassed that this news is coming from North Tongu constituency. It is a good idea and any effort to create jobs for the youth should be supported across the political device” Hon. Okudzeto stated.
It was made known on the show on Thursday 19th October, 2017 that some female applicants into the community protection module under the Youth Employment Agency in the North Tongu District in the Volta Region are accusing the District Director and a former New Patriotic Party Youth organizer of the Constituency, Francis Lorlornyo Kordzo Tee of extorting money and demanding sex from them in return for jobs.
“Please you are hereby reminded to come to the interview with your academic certificates, birth certificate, any valid ID card and a registration fee of GHS 50.00. Please acknowledge receipt of the message. By management. Thanks,” a text message sent to all applicants intercepted by The National Pen read.
Francis Lorlornyo was allegedly heard on a taped conversation between him and one the applicants, proposing and demanding to know whether his proposal was accepted.
A probe by this paper revealed that Francis Lorlornyo Kordzo Tee has also demanded an amount of GHS100 as medical fees from all the applicants.
“All he does is demand money and sex from applicants. This has led to a near collapse of the community protection unit of the Youth Employment Agency in the district and this is the reason why unemployment is on the increase amongst job seekers,” one lady (name withheld) stated.
Contradicting the district director, Lawyer Justin Koduah, the Chief Executive Office of the Youth Employment Agency says the agency has not approved any amount to be charged for either application forms or medicals.
He said the agency had not charged anyone for forms nor medicals.
Frightened by the gravity of the issues in the district, Lawyer Koduah has expressed his readiness to investigate the matter and apply the appropriate sanctions if need be.
However, Francis Lorlornyo Kordzo Tee declined to speak further on the claims when he was contacted by The National Pen on phone via the same phone number he used to send text to the applicants to demand money.
Kwagyiri Koranteng Daniel| ahotoronline.com|Ghana