Over 2000 people to be kicked off NABCo after checks revealed they are employed elsewhere

Over 2000 people to be kicked off NABCo after checks revealed they are employed elsewhere

Government has found out that about 2,000 beneficiaries of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCo), are on the payrolls of other establishments and it has now becoming the intention of government to remove them from NABCo.

NABCo is a government initiative to address graduate unemployment with focus on public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and revenue mobilization.

Some 100,000 beneficiaries were in 2018 employed for three years but some beneficiaries continue to agitate over non-payment of their monthly allowances of GHC 700 which critics attributed to unsustainable funding.

But Starrfmonline.com now reports that the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said NABCo was fully funded and that the delay in payment were due to data errors detected after due diligence.

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Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. Photo credit: Government of Ghana
Source: UGC

He added that another 8,766 applicants still had outstanding data issues and encouraged them to correct their data as requested of them in messages sent to them so they can be paid as soon as possible.

The Information Minister continued that 2,105 beneficiaries detected on other payrolls will be taken out from the programme.

He also said, since October 2018, a total of 1098 have notified NABCo secretariat over their intention to exit to other employment schemes because they had found permanent jobs or new employment.

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Meanwhile, the general secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has advised women in the party not to marry men who support the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

According to him, women in the NDC must endeavour to marry men in the NDC so that they will produce children who will support the party.

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