The Chief of Prestea-Heman in the Western Region, Nana Nteboah Prah IV, has lauded the Government for introducing the Nation Builders Corps (NABCo) initiative that is designed to deal with the graduate unemployment in the country.
NABCo is a government programme intended to offer jobs to 100,000 graduates this year.
It is expected to engage at least 350 graduates from the 275 constituencies across the country in seven different modules.
It is one of the measures designed by the government to tackle the unemployment situation in the country.
Speaking at a mini-durbar to welcome the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at Prestea-Hemang, Nana Prah, urged the people in the area to take advantage of the initiative, saying ‘‘an opportunity to earn a living should not be sniffed at’’.
“It is a very good programme. If you are an unemployed graduate, staying at home all this while and there is an opportunity to earn a living and start something for yourself at the end of the month, I will urge you to take it up. I think Government deserves praise.
“We look forward to beginning of the registration in our Prestea Huni Valley Municipality. I believe it will help you the unemployed graduate and all of us, and reduce the burden on yourself and your family,” Nana Nteboah Prah said.
Outlining a number of policies and programmes initiated in the 16 months of the new government, Nana Nteboah Prah singled out the setting up of a Zongo Development Fund and the appointment, for the first time in Ghana’s history, of a Minister for Zongo and Inner City Development as a “reflection of the new governance style introduced by the Akufo-Addo government.”
“This is a new thing introduced by this government, that the Presidency would tour Zongos, fraternise with them and know their challenges. They have even appointed a Minister for Zongos.
‘‘Some of us were born in the Zongo so we know how life is in the Zongos. We commend Government for the commitment shown towards the development of Zongos. We also have Zongo in Prestea, and we are confident that the impact of the activities of the Zongo Development Fund would also be felt in Prestea Zongo.”
Vice President Bawumia gave the assurance that the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government had begun fulfilling its promises to Ghanaians and was determined to make life better for the ordinary Ghanaian.
The Vice President was in the Region as part of the nationwide Ramadan Tour to pray with Muslims and seek Allah’s blessing for the nation.
Vice President Bawumia joined the rest of the Muslims to pray for the sustenance and continuous peace and tranquillity of the nation.
The Vice President was accompanied by the Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Afriyie, his deputy Eugenia Kusi, Minister of Zongo Development, Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Saddique and other government officials.