|Prez John Mahama|
The Northern Regional Treasurer and Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Tanko Rashid Computer has been appointed as the new Regional Coordinator of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) by the President, John Dramani Mahama. His appointment has received the full endorsement from the Coalition of NDC Youth groups in the region.
Mr. Tanko Computer who is a former Regional Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is said to have spent over 20 years of his working career with the NDC at the grass-roots.
His appointment makes him a head over Mr. Abdul Moomin, who was in Acting Position as the Regional Coordinator of YEA after the termination of the appointment of the former Regional Coordinator, Mohammed Adam Amin “Abio” who joined the parliamentary primaries of the NDC in Sagnarigu.
Earlier this month, an NDC pressure group called the Gbewa Youth led by one Abdul Kudus Mbinwaya came out to campaign for Mr. Abdul Moomin to be made a substantive regional Coordinator but the final decision by the President to appoint Mr. Tanko Computer as the Regional Coordinator designate for YEA annulled their plea.
|Rashid Tanko Computer|
At a Press Conference organized by the Coalition of the NDC Youth Groups led by the Secretary of the Bukuru-Sung Youth, Abdulai Yakubu, the NDC youth said that they solidly support the decision of the President and his choice of appointee to the lead the YEA.
According to them, even though they were fronting for Mr. Tanko Computer to become a Deputy Minister of State, they were still much confident that the future of the unemployed youth in the Northern Region would be much secured under the leadership of the President’s appointee, Mr. Tanko Computer.
They said that Mr. Tanko Computer as an astute politician had what it takes to make the Northern Regional YEA one of the best and most attractive for the youth. The NDC youth chronicled some of the innovations introduced by Mr. Tanko Computer during his reign as Regional Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme.
He is on records to have laid a solid management structure for the NHIS in the region with the introduction of Assistants to Claims Officers, Public Relations Officers, Accountants, Data Entry Clerks and MIS officers in all the 19 schemes in the region, which innovation was adopted by the NHIA headquarters for all the schemes across Ghana.
The YEA Coordinator designate officially resigned as Northern Regional NHIA Boss when he was transferred to the headquarters in Accra. “He could not understand how he could effectively work as the Regional Director of Elections and as Regional Treasurer whiles with the NHIA in Accra, hence his resignation in order to concentrate on the activities of the NDC in the region”.