NABCO Is Not A Partisan- Ignatius Baffuor Awuah
The Minister Designate for Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffuor Awuah, has refuted claims that recruitment into government’s Nation Builders Corps are done on partisan grounds.
President Akufo-Addo on May, 1, 2018 launched the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), a programme structured to tackle graduate unemployment in Ghana.
The programme is designed under seven modules. The Feed Ghana module where the graduates will serve as agric extension officers to help our farmers.
Educate Ghana module where graduates will teach science and mathematics in High schools. The Revenue Ghana module will take graduates into the Ghana Revenue Authority to help in the collection of revenue.
Heal Ghana module where nurses who have been sitting home without jobs after school will be employed.
The Enterprise Ghana module where graduates will be assigned to various private sector enterprises for jobs and skills training as well as development. The Digitize Ghana module will see graduates being sent to the IT sector for the Digital Ghana agenda, the transformation agenda, where they will be attached to the NIA or to the Ghana Post or to the Birth and Death Registry or to the Land Registry.
Then the Governance Ghana module where graduates will be attached to various local authorities.
After the launch of the programme, there were claims that government was only recruiting NPP youth into the program.
Speaking to the appointment committee of Parliament on Wednesday 17th February 2021, The Minister Designate for Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffuor Awuah explained that NABCO was opened online and everyone had the opportunity to apply.
“ With regards to NABCO, I know it was opened online and everyone had to apply through the medium and that is why we have opinion leaders who should speak against such actions if indeed that happened”, he added.