Despite assurances from the government on the extension of the contract for the Nation Builders Corps trainees, those under the Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Ministry have been asked to go home.
This was revealed in the sector Minister’s directive to heads of agencies under him, instructing that the trainees be relieved from their posts because the programme has ended since October last year.
This decision comes despite assurances by the government that they[trainess] will be given get permanent employment.
“Following a high-level stakeholder meeting with the lead NABCO Module Implementation Partners (MIPs) led by His Excellency, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and The Honourable Chief of Staff, all NABCO trainees are required to remain at post,” a statement signed by NABCo boss Dr. Ibrahim Anyars on Monday 15 November 2021 said.
It further added that a new cohort of NABCo trainees will be recruited in 2022.
The Akufo-Addo led administration brought up its flagship NABCo program in 2017 as part of efforts to address graduate unemployment in the country. The initiative was run under seven modules namely Educate Ghana, Heal Ghana, Feed Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Digitize Ghana, Enterprise Ghana, and Civic Ghana.