The Ashanti Regional Directorate of the National Youth Authority says it is collaborating with Police to retrieve some 25 missing laptops from trainees of its programme.
The PCs were a piece of 30,000 workstations acquired by the government through the NYA to prepare youth in business enterprise.
The Authority says the laptops were given to trainees to complete their training, but they have declined to return them after the programme.
The 25 laptops went missing following an internal audit.
The authority’s Ashanti Regional Director, George Orwell told Citi News his outfit would push for the prosecution of persons who refuse to return the laptops voluntarily.
“When we made the first report to them, we asked them to call them, so that we will just advise them because they are young people that we want to train. Sometimes it is out of miscommunication, some of them came with the mindset that the laptops will be given to them, so all these things need to be managed..it is just an advice that we have been giving to them to return the laptops but at the end of the day the serious ones that we deem to be a case, we will definitely pursue them legally.”
Meanwhile, Citi News understands a nationwide audit by the Authority revealed that over two thousand five hundred (2500) laptops could not be accounted for.