The Upper East Regional Coordinator for NABCO, Khan Jambeidu is unclear what will happen to the Nation’s Builders Corps [NABCo] programme after the full implementation of the government youth entrepreneurial programme; YouStart.
Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Mr. Jambeidu explained that the future of NABCO remains in the ambit of the central government.
“This is the question that a lot of people ask especially after the Minister for Finance announced YouStart. If you look at what the Minister said, he said, the current cohort of NABCo is ending on the first of September.”
“Now, we have made our contributions to the 2023 budget. It is not in my place to sit here and say that based on the contributions that we have made to the 2023 budget, NABCo is going to continue or NABCo is not going to continue. That is for the bosses to say. For us, what we are more concerned about is that we have over 58,000 trainees that are on the scheme and number one is to be able to ensure that we clear the arrears. Number 2 is to be able to push to ensure that we get these trainees transitioned,” he explained.
Mr. Jambeidu disclosed that out of the number of trainees that chose the permanent employment exit pathway, a out 70 percent were with the Educate Ghana Module. The Ministry of Education, he said, is in the process of absorbing the said trainees. Same could be said for trainees on the Heal Ghana Module.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana