YEA responds to reports on a young man who allegedly beats girlfriend to death

Suspect Philip Caesar Kumah
Suspect Philip Caesar Kumah

The Youth Employment Agency, Ghana has swiftly responded to reports circulating on social media about a young man, Philip Caesar Kumah who allegedly beats girlfriend Elizerbert Yesutor Akpalu to death.

The Youth Employment Agency has sighted a news item carried by the Ghanaian Times Newspaper and some online news portals captioned, ‘Akatsi North YEA Deputy Director Allegedly Beats Girlfriend To Death. The News item further states that the suspect is urgently in the custody of the Ghana Police Service.

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According to YEA, the facts as stated by the Paper on the Youth Employment Agency is not entirely the case and a little verifhcation trom the Agency would have positioned this differently.

Firstly, the Agency doesn’t have any administrative position like a Deputy Director at the District Level, thus there is no position like that.

Secondly, the suspect Philip Ceasar Kumah was a staff engaged on contract to aid in our Monitoring and Evaluation activities in the Akatsi south District (Not Akatsi North).

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Thirdly, his contract has expired and is under review and consideration for renewal. Management has gotten to the Volta Regional Director of the Agency who is obtaining detailed information and facts on the matter to inform further actions.


In a statement issued by Kwasi Afriyie the Director of Corporate Affairs  said “We wish to so state that, the case is now a criminal matter involving the suspect (privately) and the Ghana Police
Service. The Agency will therefore urge all and sundry to allow the law take its course.”

We however wish to state categoricaly that, as an Agency championing the affairs of youth development and empowerment regardiess of gender, we vehemently abhor any act of violence, abuse and/or attacks perpetrated against any member of our social develo pment especially women.

There’s no justification to abuse a spouse; Real men use their strength to protect their partners not harm them

The Agency does not countenance miscreant activities and misbehavior on the part of any staff at all levels from the Districts to the Headquarters. This has clearly been communicated

to all our employees through our code of conduct and work ethicS manual and the numerous trainings organ ized for our staff at very regular periods.

Management will duly follow this through, as handled by the Ghana Police Service and thereafter make recommendations to be acted upon by the Chief Executive Officer.



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