General News of Thu, 3 May 201873
NDC suffering from 'NaBCo phobia' – Kweku Baako
Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has said the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has become uncomfortable and troubled following the launch of the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo).
The NDC has expressed its opposition to government’s plan to hire 100,000 unemployed graduates as part of NABCo.
The largest opposition party has said the government program ‘Nation Builders Corps’ (NABCo) offers no new plan to create jobs but a duplication of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA). It has also said the GHS700 salary for the employees ridicules the value of a tertiary level certificate.
NABCo will initially operate seven modules designed to meet the pressing needs of the nation while providing jobs for the teeming youth who have received tertiary education but are struggling to find jobs.
The modules include the Feed Ghana module where people serve as Agric extension officers to help our farmers. There’s also the Educate Ghana module where people will teach science and mathematics in High schools. The Revenue Ghana module will take graduates into the Ghana Revenue Authority to help in the collection of revenue.
Then there’s also the Heal Ghana module where nurses who have been sitting home without jobs after school will be employed.
Speaking on Peace FM, the veteran Journalist stated that the NDC’s position on NABCo is incredibly urging them to cut the mischief as the programme will offer temporary jobs to the many unemployed students who completed school during NDC’s tenure in office.
“There seems to be some fear for this programme, and an attempt to ridicule and bastardize it, I just don’t understand. The President himself has indicated that NABCO is not a substitute for sustainable jobs. Yes, constructive criticism is welcome but I hear people saying GHC700.00 is not enough salary for a graduate, some have even gone to the extent of appealing to them not to enrol in the programme.
This is absolutely incredible, there are hundreds of thousands of graduates who have not done any work in the past five years and now they have this chance that will sharpen their skills and give them some training to prepare them for the future. NABCO must certainly not be bastardized.”