The Accra High Court has granted an interim injunction application filed against the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and the Attorney General (AG) to restrain them from embarking on a mass staff transfer.

The application filed on July 4, 2017 by the Counsel of the affected staff, Samson Lardy Anyenini is seeking an interim injunction  against YEA from proceeding to transfer almost 500 staff of the agency to various regions in the country.

It will be recalled that on June 10, 2017, the management of the YEA issued a statement that it was going to transfer a number of personnel under the agency to the various regions.

The statement from YEA explained that the transfer was part of an “ongoing restructuring exercise to reposition the Agency for higher productivity.”

However, on June 14, this year, the Minority side in parliament accused the management of the YEA of engaging in illegal mass transfers of staff of the Agency who are suspected to be National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters.

According to them, the said transfers were designed to remove the affected staff from their offices and quickly replace them with friends, family and political supporters.
Meanwhile, the current management of the agency has deleted some 16,839 names from the payroll, which it says has saved the country Ghc20 million.

Below is the suit filed against YEA and the AG

Source: Daily Graphic