NABCo trainees are calling on the government to, as a matter of urgency, pay all arrears owed them. Should the government fail to do this, the good work it has done with NABCo, over the years, would be promptly forgotten.
This was contained in a release issued by Dennis Aseidu, President of NABTAG.
Below is the full statement
This release is serving as another reminder to the government that NABCO beneficiaries are still calling for their unpaid allowances, which covers nine (9) months.
As the president of NABCO Trainees Association of Ghana (NABTAG), I am placing another call on government to settle all the arrears, so that we can have something to feed on in these trying times. Looking at the current economic situation, it will be extremely disastrous to fail to do the needful.
The program has been beneficial but if care is not taken to redress the outstanding payment issues, the pain suffered by trainees will swallow the gains made by the initiative on the face of the current administration.
On behalf of beneficiaries, am pleading with the government to settle the nine (9) months arrears to bring some relief to beneficiaries.
Failure to pay the arrears will create an indelible scar to discredit the good works of government so far as Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) is concerned.
We do not want to believe that, as a government, you would want to work so hard to introduce a flagship program like NABCO and allow for its benefits to be lost to the unpaid arrears.
As we speak, the life of the remaining beneficiaries who have not chanced on any sustainable job has retrograded to their initial state and something must be done as soon as possible.
I once again appeal to the Minister of Education and the Director General of the Ghana Education Service to consider Educate Ghana Module Trainees who have acquired their license in any ongoing or upcoming recruitment in the GES. These are qualified and professionally certificated personnel with four years experience in teaching.
Should this continue to be the story for the scheme?
Signed: Dennis Opoku Katakyie, National President (0246116361)
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana