Agencies engaging beneficiaries of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) have been encouraged to prioritize the employment of NABCO trainees in their recruitments.
This according to the chief of staff, Frema Opare is necessary for the development of the scheme.
According to her, it is important for the agencies to provide full employment opportunities for the youth who have subjected themselves to the NABCO training program.
The Chief of Staff, was speaking at a stakeholder engagement with module implementation partners of the scheme when she made the remark.
“It is important that when there are vacancies, NABCo recruits are considered first. They were willing to work with you, for you to train them and instil the right values in them. So when you bring them into your institution you know they are going to work the way you want,” she said.
On Sunday President Akufo Addo said government is gradually addressing the issue of unemployment through initiatives such as the Nation Builders Corps (NABCo).
Speaking at a meeting with the Ghanaian Diaspora in Accra, the President said about 100,000 graduates had been employed through the programme.
He said Nurses and midwives had also been offered job opportunities under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
“In addressing the issues of unemployment, we have through the Nation Builders Corps initiative, put 100,000 graduates to work. Tens and tens of thousands of Nurses and midwives who had graduated between 2012 and 2016 and were sitting at home, twigging their farms are being employed and some 59,000 teachers have been given jobs since I came into office in 2017.”
President Nana Akufo-Addo in October 2018 commissioned the passing out ceremony for 100,000 beneficiaries under NABCo modules which include Feed Ghana, Educate Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Heal Ghana, Enterprise Ghana, Digitise Ghana and Governance Ghana.
The National Coordinator of NABCo, Ibrahim Anyass, assured that the programme was not a duplication of other youth employment schemes like the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).
President Nana Akufo-Addo at the passing out ceremony admonished the recruits not to consider the GHc700 stipend as free money but should work hard to earn it.