You will recall that, during the 2016 electioneering campaign, the then presidential candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised to close the employment gabs among Ghanaian Youth when elected into office as the president of Ghana.
In fulfilling the promise, president Akufo-Addo has on Tuesday, 1st May 2018 ahead of the May Day Celebration launched the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) purposely to address high employment rate among graduates in Ghana. The programme which, according to data presented to the public was said to have offered employment to some 100,000 graduates who completed their education without recruitment.
Barely two years after the programme was launched, the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) Trainees Association of Ghana (NABTAG) has petitioned the office of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo seeking for permanent job employment.
In a letter intercepted by Coverghana.com.gh, the association is seeking to employ various media channels to assist in registering its petition to the president of the Republic of Ghana for permanent employment on behalf of NABCO trainees.
According to NABTAG, the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) introduced by the President Akufo-Addo’s government “to help reduce the growing rate of unemployment amongst Ghanaian Youth is undoubtedly a brilliant step in the right direction. The depth of significance cannot be overemphasized.”
The association on behalf of its members said, about 10,000 of NABCO trainees have secured their job in the prepared sector through the opportunity offered by the government. That notwithstanding, the three-year contract terms employment is near and therefore appealing to the president through the NABCO Secretariat to offer them a permanent job employment “having matched on with our engagement through to this juncture of the three-year journey on contract term, the expiration date is not distant from now. It is impressive to report that over 10,000 trainees have found their exit pathways and transitioned into their respective sustainable livelihoods. These products of NABCO can attest to the marvelous medium to their exit pathways being through NABCO.” The statement explained.
In the letter signed the NABTAG President Mr. Dennis Opoku Katakyie and his Communications Team Lead Mr. Akwasi Botchway stated that, it will be unfair and disheartening for the NABCO Trainees to be laid off their temporary job without permanent job employment when the contract term ends, hence their petition to the President and call from the media to assist in addressing their concerns.
“However, we still have a chunk of the total (l00,000) yet to find their exit pathways. It would be disheartening for these huge numbers to go back home after the period extinguishes. it is in this light that NABTAG is forming this alliance with your respective media channels to help the association petition the president for permanent employment.”
The leaders of NABCO trainees in the letter added that, their membership will be very happy and be thankful to President Akufo-Addo if the petition materialised. “If this petition could be materialized, trainees will be more than happy to render their applauds in honor of His Excellency the president of the Republic of Ghana.”
Below is a copy of the letter intercepted by coverghana.com.gh news team.