Beneficiaries of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) are demanding for the government to immediately pay them their 9 months’ outstanding allowance.
They say the government’s failure to settle the allowance to NABCO beneficiaries makes life unbearable to them.
“Last year October, this laudable scheme came to an end and we had a directive from the government through the NABCO secretariate to remain at post pending permanent arrangement which some of us have been at post at till now. But 9 good months, we have not been paid but we’ve been engaging authorities but as of now, we’ve not had any positive result from them which is really painful. Life has become unbearable for us NABCO trainees. How are we able to feed our families, how can we do our basic responsibilities as husbands and wives? Let us ask ourselves the number of times there has been fuel increment which automatically would affect goods and services and 9 good months we have not been paid”, Dennis Opoku Katakyie, national president of NABCO Trainees Association of Ghana spoke to A1 Radio.
The disgruntled NABCO beneficiaries registered their displeasure ahead of a national press conference on the 29th of July 2022, scheduled to take place in Kumasi.
The purpose of the national press conference, Mr. Katakyie is to drum home the unbearable hardship suffered by trainees due to their unpaid stipends for the past nine (9) months and the silence of government over the permanent employment arrangement, which followed after the Chief of staff at the presidency, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare and the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumin, directed them to remain at post after the expiration of their three-year tenure.
NABCO was introduced by the Akufo-Addo-led administration in 2017 as part of a measure to address graduate unemployment situation in the country. The initiative had seven modules, Civic Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Feed Ghana, Enterprise Ghana, Heal Ghana and Educate Ghana.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Bolgatanga|Ghana