October 15, 2019

Call for Applications – Youth in Export Programme

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) in collaboration with the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) is  implementing the Youth in Export Programme (YiEP) to encourage the Ghanaian youth, particularly tertiary  students who have completed school to take export as an employment career.

The YiEP is aimed at attracting the youth in agricultural crop production communities to take up farming as export business with a view to increasing the number of Ghana’s youthful and educated population that are attracted to the agricultural export sector. It is also designed to be an avenue for the youth to earn decent incomes from agricultural and other exports, thus putting them on the pedestal to become self-employed.

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority and the Youth Employment Agency now request applications from suitably qualified Ghanaian youth to be considered for selection for the programme.

Rules of Entry

  • Must have a minimum of SSCE Certificate
  • Must be between the ages of 18 – 35
  • Must have the passion for farming and be interested in horticultural products such as pineapples, vegetables (chillies, aubergines, okra, tinda, marrow, turia) etc.
  • Must submit a short business proposal in any of the selected crop
  • Must reside in or in close proximity to the identified districts and towns where the first phase of the programme is being implemented.

Selected coverage areas

  • Eastern Region: Nsawam, Aburi, Suhum,Samsam
  • Central Region: Ekumfi
  • Volta Region:     Kpando, Adaklu, Abutia

Submission details

Participants are required to include their full names, email addresses and phone numbers as well as a copy of a National ID in all submissions.


Applications must be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer of GEPA or YEA and submitted not later than Friday 15th November 2019 to their respective Head Offices or any of their Regional Offices in the Eastern, Central and Volta Regions.

Applications submitted after 15th November, 2019 will not be accepted or considered.


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