The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has promised to make beneficiaries of the Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCo) permanent staff should it win the upcoming general elections.
Speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, the party’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi said it will be part of efforts to provide sustainable jobs with fair wages to the unemployed youth in the country.
He noted that the initiative by the NDC will change the fate of these beneficiaries who are suffering under the Akufo-Addo administration.
“The next NDC government will integrate all persons currently engaged on ad hoc basis under the Nation Builders Corps (NABCo) into the Public sector and make them permanent employees.
“We will change the remuneration of NABCO beneficiaries from their current pittance allowances to decent wages that offer these young ones a decent living. NABCO recruits can rest assured that under President John Dramani Mahama, they will have permanent jobs and be paid on time.”
The NDC in its campaign has promised that one million jobs will be created for the youth over four years by the new NDC government from 2021.
Flagbearer of the party, John Mahama in all his campaign tours has stressed that Ghana cannot afford to have young graduate be jobless, therefore, sustainable and decent jobs will be created.
As a result, Mr. Gyamfi revealed that some job creation reforms will be implemented to see to the actualisation of this promise.
Among them is, the passage of the Employment Act to provide a comprehensive framework for job creation and labour market statistics.
He also revealed that the NDC will decentralise and convert the Labour Office into the National Employment Bureau and equip it with state-of-the-art facilities while granting tax-waivers to employers who employ workers through the Bureau.