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Government not obliged to employ you; take NABCO or leave it - Kusi Boafo

Mon, 7 May 2018 Source: My News GH

“Working for the government is not compulsory and it is not for their segment that the government should suspend NABCO”, MyNewsGh.com’s Kwabena Danso-Dapaah confirmed, were the exact words of Chief Executive Officer of the Public Sector Reforms, Mr. Thomas Kusi Boafo, who is peeved about the response of the Coalition of Unemployed of Nurses to government’s Nation Builders’ Corps.

According to him, government is not under any obligation to employ graduates unemployed nurses who are raising concerns about the huge disparity of salary between their colleagues employed by government under the Ghana Health Service and those under newly introduced Nation Builders Corp (NABCO).

According to the former lecturer of the Kumasi Technical University, there are many avenues for these unemployed graduate nurses to adjust themselves to if they think NABCO is not good for them.

“Some people finish school and they take it to marry to become a house wife… Others too work own their own”, the outspoken economist suggested when he spoke on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM morning show monitored by MyNewsGh.com’s Ashanti Regional Correspondent.

“If you are kicking against it, it is your right and I can’t fault anyone”, he said on Kroyimunsem host Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin.

Background

A group of unemployed nurses opened fire on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for introducing the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) initiative as a temporal solution to their joblessness. According to them, they were promised a permanent job by Mr Akufo-Addo when he was campaigning ahead of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections and not the NABCO programme.

Members of the Coalition of Unemployed Private Nurses took to the streets today Monday, 7 May 2018 to register their displeasure with government. The group is opposing attempts by government to enroll its members into the Heal Ghana module of the NABCO initiative with a monthly salary of GHS 700.

President Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday May 1, launched NaBCO, which will employ, in this year alone, 100,000 young men and women to assist in the public sector service delivery needs of Ghana.

Source: My News GH

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