NABCo detects fraud; 3,807 beneficiaries on other government programmes

NABCo detects fraud; 3,807 beneficiaries on other government programmes

The Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) has detected a total of 3,807 beneficiaries of the programme who have concurrently enrolled onto other government-supported youth employment initiatives.

Out of the number, 1,702 have been identified to be people who are already gainfully-employed.

They form part of 18,001 beneficiaries who have various queries to answer, for which the payment of their stipends has been halted.

NABCo detects fraud

Chief Executive Officer of NaBCo, Dr Ibrahim Anyars Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Among those with concurrent enrollment, the NaBCo Secretariat found out that 1,368 were on the payroll of the Forestry Commission, 408 on extended National Service, 322 on the Youth Employment Agency module, with seven nurses on the Ministry of Health training institutions allowance.

The Chief Executive Officer of NaBCo, Dr Ibrahim Anyars, told the Daily Graphic on February 26, 2019, that 12,564 trainees used wrong e-zwich numbers, 394 names mismatched (that is, the names in the NaBCo system and the e-zwich number were different), 50 beneficiaries used the same e-zwich number and seven of the names appeared on the NaBCo payroll more than once.

Statistics available to the Daily Graphic indicate that as of January 10, 2019, the NaBCo Secretariat had cleared 9,235 of the trainees with issues about the payment of their November 2018 stipends, while 8,766 were still under investigation for validation and payment.

NABCo detects fraud; 3,807 beneficiaries on other government programmes

NABCo detects fraud; 3,807 beneficiaries on other government programmes Source: UGC
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Since the e-zwich payment mode relied on biometrics, it helped the programme to check beneficiaries who were already enrolled onto other government programmes, he explained.

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.

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