Ghana Football Association (GFA) have confirmed that its Women’s League players have received their first payment under the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) programme.
The Executive Council of the GFA in July after a marathon meeting reached a consensus to enroll players in the Women’s Premier League under the YEA Programme where they are expected to receive GH¢500 as a monthly allowance for the next six (6) months
The country’s football governing body have on Wednesday announced that YEA has delivered its first of the 6 months payment.
“The Ghana Football Association (GFA), is delighted to announce that beneficiaries of the Youth in Sports Programme under the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) have received their first monthly stipend.
The GFA in July, 2020, reached a consensus to enroll five-hundred players in the Women’s Premier League on the Youth in Elite Sports Programme under the Sports module initiative.
The allowance forms part of governments COVID-19 alleviation programme for one thousand (1000) Ghanaian Athletes through the Youth Employment Agency.
It would be recalled that the National Sports Authority (NSA) and Youth Employment Agency (YEA), on Friday, June 27, 2020, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to kick-start the programme.
The programme is expected to run for an initial six-month period.”
Youth Employment Agency (YEA) is a government wing set up by law to provide jobs and create employment opportunities for the youth of Ghana.