An Upper East Regional Communication Team Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Andrew Atariwini is confident that approximately 70,000 out of the 100,000 trainees temporarily employed under the Akufo-Addo-led government’s National Builders Corps (NABCO) have been employed fully by government agencies and some private partners.
This, he said, is the reason there have been fewer agitations with regard to stipends and conditions of service for the trainees. He made this statement when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
“What has not been said is that most of these people have been accelerated in various public and private institutions and are really doing well for themselves. If you were to open the phone lines, you are going to have a plethora of calls coming in to testify that indeed, NABCO was a very good step in getting them to wherever they are,” he said.
“70 percent of them have been upgraded into various institutions for permanent jobs. Yes, around 70,000 of them, exactly the point I am making,” he stressed.
Mr. Atariwini called into question the 67,000 plus people on the NABCO Scheme who were still waiting for direction from the government with regards to jobs and stipend arrears as communicated by the President of NABTAG, Dennies Katakyie when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show yesterday.
“That is the figure that he has, I am also talking about the figures that are from the government. I am saying that 70,000 of the people, representing 70 percent [of NABCO trainees] are enrolled already. [When I say enrolled], they have gotten jobs in various public and private institutions.”
“If you go to the 30 percent that is left, they are the ones government is working around to say look, while we are yet looking a space, take advantage of the YouStart. What kind of government can demonstrate this level of care?” he quizzed.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana