Beneficiaries of the Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCO) programme have been assured of permanent jobs in both public and private sectors.
The NABCo programme currently offers temporal employment to over 23,000 trainees in the Ashanti region.
Regional Coordinator of NABCO, Dennis Kwakwa, says government will transition trainees onto a permanent job scheme.
He was speaking to Luv news’ Anita Serwaa Adzoga at a clean-up exercise organized by NABCO at the Adehye3 market and environs in Kumasi to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the programme.
The Nation Builders Corps is a government initiative which seeks to solve graduate unemployment in the country. Beneficiaries currently enjoy a fixed monthly stipend of 700 Ghana Cedi.
Dennis Kwakwa however says government is working to engage the beneficiaries on permanent jobs in both public and private sectors.
There are two exit pathways for the NABCo trainees.
Government will either clear the trainees for full employed or support them to venture into entrepreneurship.
“Those who will come out with very innovative ideas that could employ more than ten people can benefit from more than a hundred thousand scheme from the offices of MASLOC and for those of them who still think they have to continue their education, we believe government can support them with scholarship,” Mr. Kwakwa noted.
The NABCo beneficiaries have lauded government’s assurance of permanent jobs.
National President for the Association of NABCO Trainees, Dennis Opoku Katakyie, said they petitioned to permanently employ all NABCo trainees.
“What we want to tell the government is that, we really appreciate what we are hearing and we know very well that from next week, our various portals are going to be updated, there’s going to be series of workshops for NABCo trainees at the districts and regional levels. These are all processes that we are supposed to go through to ultimately get our permanent jobs,” He said.