NABCO Coordinators in “emergency meeting” to discuss how to stop Demonstration
According to TheNewGhana.com, NABCO Trainees are allegedly in a national emergency meeting today, 10th April 2019 to discuss all the matters arising from the recent threat of a demonstration from NABCO Trainees.
According to the source, the meeting has become necessary due to pressure from a section of NABCO Trainees known as the Coalition of NABCO Trainees who are planning to organise a demonstration of about 90,000 NABCO trainees in the various regions of the country.
It is believed that the meeting will give coordinators tactics to manage the situation at the District level to prevent undesirable outcomes.
The Trainees, most of whom have not been paid for February and March with others not paid since November are demanding that their stipends be paid up till March before they halt their demonstration plans.
The Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) is a government initiative aimed at addressing graduate unemployment in Ghana.
The programme was launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on May 1, 2018.
Central to its objectives is to engage the raw talents of unemployed graduates and equip them with skills through a process of value addition and training.
The scheme in 2018 employed 100,000 graduates under seven modules; namely, Educate Ghana, Heal Ghana, Feed Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Digitize Ghana, Civic Ghana and Enterprise Ghana.
Placement in the NaBCo will last for a period of 3 years under a stipend of GHS 700 every month.