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NABCO Trainees Association Prez Announces Payment Of Arrears

The President of the Nation Builders Corps Trainees Association of Ghana, Dennis Katakyie has hinted beneficiaries will receive their arrears this week.

The government owes the beneficiaries some nine month arrears.

In a Facebook post, Katakyie noted that validation of the beneficiaries is underway and will end this morning followed by payment by the government.

“Validations ongoing, coordinators know all eligible trainees who were at post for every month per monitoring, timesheets submitted and headcount and doing the needful for payment,” he said on Monday.

He, however, advised beneficiaries to adhere to directives from coordinators.

In a post this morning, he hinted that payment will be made in the coming days.

“Expect payment this week colleagues.”

It is not yet known if the government will pay all the arrears.

The Association since the beginning of this year tried several means to demand their stipends including protests, and a planned picketing at the Jubilee House which was later aborted.

NABCO is a flagship programme of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration to address graduate unemployment and to solve social problems.

The focus of the initiative is to solve public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance, and driving revenue mobilisation and collection, according to the government.

Launching the initiative in 2018, President Akufo-Addo said “NABCO will be the vehicle to deliver one hundred thousand (100,000) jobs in seven (7) prioritised areas, defined as the following modules: Educate Ghana; Heal Ghana; Feed Ghana; Revenue Ghana; Digitise Ghana; Enterprise Ghana; and Civic Ghana.”

The first cohort was scheduled to end the programme in October 2021, however, the trainees were directed to remain at post after a two-week mandatory leave in November 2021.

They exited on September 1 this year.

During the mid-year budget review, Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta said GH¢2.2 billion had been spent on the programme.

Source: Fuseini

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