100,000 graduates employed under NABCO initiative - Akufo-Addo

100,000 graduates employed under NABCO initiative - Akufo-Addo

- President Akufo-Addo has revealed that his government is gradually addressing unemployment

- He said he a large number of graduates have been employed through various modules and programmes

President Akufo-Addo has said government is gradually addressing the issue of unemployment through initiatives such as the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO).

He said Nurses and midwives had also been offered job opportunities under the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.

Speaking at a meeting with the Ghanaian Diaspora in Accra, the president said about 100,000 graduates had been employed through the programme.

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“In addressing the issues of unemployment, we have through the Nation Builders Corps initiative, put 100,000 graduates to work.

Tens and tens of thousands of Nurses and midwives who had graduated between 2012 and 2016 and were sitting at home, twigging their farms are being employed and some 59,000 teachers have been given jobs since I came into office in 2017," he said.

The president, in October 2018 commissioned the passing out ceremony for 100,000 beneficiaries under NABCO modules which include Feed Ghana, Educate Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Heal Ghana, Enterprise Ghana, Digitise Ghana and Governance Ghana.

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In other news, Ghana has committed $10 million for the setting up of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

This decision comes after Ghana was selected as host country for the Secretariat.

While delivering Ghana’s acceptance speech at the closing session of the AU Summit, President Akufo-Addo disclosed that it was a privilege for Ghana to host the Secretariat, adding that Ghana was ready to donate $10 million dollars to the African Union to support the operationalization of the Secretariat.

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