Members of the NABCO Trainees Association of Ghana say they are counting on the assuring words from the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman, given on behalf of the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to the effect that they will get a positive response to their demands by the close of this week.
Several dozens of employees under the Nation Builders Corps NABCO initiative last week converged on the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra to demand payment of their allowances which they said have been in arrears for nine months.
The beneficiaries had wanted to march to the Jubilee House to present a petition to the Vice President but were prevailed upon by the police to remain at the Obra Spot.
Instead, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman rather went to meet them there and received their petition on behalf of the Vice President.
Mr. Adumua-Bossman acknowledged their plight and promised on behalf of the Vice President that their issues will be addressed by the close of the week.
In a statement released today, Monday 22nd August, 2022 and signed by the National President of the NABCO Trainees Association of Ghana, Dennis Opoku Asiedu, the group says it is giving government and all relevant stakeholders a one week window to respond relievably to their petition.
It continues that if by the close of this week, 26th of August, they do not get any response, there shall be Phase 2 of the picketing, for which the destination point will be the Jubilee House.
The current government introduced the NABCO initiative to offer temporary employment to thousands of young people who graduate from the tertiary institutions every year. The program has benefited more than 100,000 young graduates since its inception. Beneficiaries are enrolled for a period of two years within which period they are to secure permanent jobs or make some money to set up their own businesses.
The tenure of those currently on the program was to have ended in September last year, but was extended by a year, up to 1st September, 2022.
See the full statement attached