Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has received praise from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his invaluable contribution to the implementation of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) policy.
The president said though the NABCO policy is a government initiative, it took the hard work of his brilliant vice president Dr. Bawumia to make it a reality after some individuals ridiculed it to the extent of asking graduates not to take part in the programme.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made the statements when he passed out 100,000 recruits of the Nation Builders Corps at the Black Star Square in Accra.
“I cannot conclude these brief remarks without paying tribute to the invaluable contribution by my brilliant Vice President (Alhaji) Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and his team whose dedication and leadership from the time of conception through to implementation has led us to this point,” the president said.
The recruits who have been enrolled in seven modules which are Feed Ghana, Heal Ghana, Educate Ghana, Civic Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Enterprise Ghana, and Digital Ghana, will receive a monthly salary of Ghc 700.
According to him, with this initiative, the country has been set on the path of growth and prosperity.
He said, “with NaBCO, we have planted the seeds for the growth of our country. I am in no doubt whatsoever that NaBCO will succeed”.
The president urged the recruits to ensure their presence is felt at their place of work and also strive to pick up employable skills.
President Akufo Addo added that the government is investing Ghc 3 billion into the NABCO policy which means recruits should work hard to deserve the monthly salary of Ghc 700.
He added: “…Nonetheless, the scheme has well-constructed and clearly defined exit routes. Our public services and institutions, having benefited from the services of NaBCo trainees over the three-year period, will naturally have opportunities that will allow the retention of trainees who will justify their value.”