The Nation Builders Corps NABCO initiative has officially come to an end today, 1st September, 2022.
The program was initiated 3 years ago to provide temporary employment to fresh graduates. It was originally scheduled to last for two years, thereby ending last year but was extended for additional one year.
Since its introduction, the initiative was rocked with many challenges especially with regard to finance, resulting in arrears owed beneficiaries.
Employees under the scheme have not been paid for the past nine months. Last month, they presented a petition to the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
A one week assurance given them for their issues to be resolved elapsed without any progress.
The Association of NABCO Trainees is therefore considering series of demonstration including a march to the Jubilee House which is the seat of government.
In the heat of the current economic difficulties, many analysts have called on government to cancel the program.
Per the arrangements, the program is ending today and despite the inability of government to pay the tens of thousands of people employed under the scheme, there are concerns about the fate of the beneficiaries.
It therefore comes as relieving news for those in the North Tongu Constituency of the Volta when their MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has announced that he has successfully negotiated with a Chinese company operating in the Constituency to employ all the 97 NABCO workers in the Constituency.
Ablakwa made the disclosure on his facebook page.
Here is a screenshot of his post.
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