The sixteen Women’s Premier League sides will benefit from a monthly initiative from the state under the auspices of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) to ease the financial burden born from the coronavirus pandemic.
The ripple effect of the coronavirus pandemic cannot be overemphasized, which has invariably affected every sector of the economy including football.
Main stakeholders of the nation’s favorite sport – club administrators and footballers have not hidden nor shied away from the financial distress the global pandemic has invoked on them. But it appears light is appearing from the dark tunnel for them with YEAs initiative.
The clubs will have to register their players on YEAs programs, where they will paid GHS 500 monthly.
According to inside information reaching this portal, GFA Executive Council member and WPL representative Madam Abiba Attah was the brain behind it.
The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) was established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 887) to empower young people to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic and sustainable development of the nation.
Its objective is to support the youth between the ages of 15 to 35 years through skills training and internship modules to transit from a situation of unemployment to that of employment.