The General Secretary of the Ghana Federation of Labor, Mr. Abraham Koomson has said he is uncertain about the solution the Nation Builder’s Corps (NaBCO) initiative will offer to the unemployment issues in the country.
According to him, even though the government has announced that the beneficiaries of the NaBCO programme will start in November, the government has failed to mention the specific organizations into which the beneficiaries have been posted to.
Speaking on Radio Univers’ Campus Exclusive, Mr. Koomson further expressed concern over the welfare of the beneficiaries of the program.
For him, the Federation currently cannot speak on the welfare of the NaBCO beneficiaries but he was hopeful that the graduates would be treated fairly in a favourable working condition.
“there should be measures in place to make sure that people get workplace and they would be paid and they would enjoy decent working conditions”. He commented.
Mr. Koomson however stressed that were no jobs in the country and the reintroduction of the the Youth Employment Programme as NaBCO is not solution to unemployment issues in the country.
“I’m thinking that we have the youth employment and so if they want to rename it and we would see the jobs, well I don’t believe in this kind of propaganda, using the media to create false impressions like this, the jobs are there. Where are the jobs? Let us see them working, then we can discuss it”.
The Nation Builder’s Corps programme is a government initiative set up to address graduate unemployment to solve social problems.
The focus of the initiative is to solve public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology and drive revenue mobilization and collection.
The initiative which was rolled out on the 1st of May by the Akuffo Addo regime has however not yet taken full effect as unemployment is still on the rise and graduates remain unposted.
Story by: Hendrina-Rose Bawa/universnewsroom.com