NPP Government will not abort NABCO program - NABTAG president assures
The president of NABTAG has called don beneficiaries not to be discouraged for the Akufo Addo-led NPP administration will not let its guard down on securing the future of the youth through job creation.
NABCO Trainees Association of Ghana (NABTAG) have encouraged employees not to be gloomy for the non-response of their soon-to-end three-year contract during the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) manifesto launch over the weekend in the Central Region.
The president of NABTAG, Dennis Katakyie earlier appealed to the Government of Ghana to make the employment of NABCO workers constant in their various workplaces as the course enters its concluding stage.
Members were looking forward that the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia would guarantee the continuity of the initiative and obligate the various organizations to consider NABCO trainees first for permanent placement yet beneficiaries were left cold on the matter.
In a press statement released by the NABTAG Communication Team Lead, signed by Akwasi Botchway, the leadership has assured its members that although the issue of NABCO “permanent employment may have not been "facially" mentioned, but that does not abrogate the immediate direct connection to the bigger policy for job creation which was stated in the manifesto.”
The Nations Builders’ Corp today boasts of over100,000 recruits, which has limited the rate of graduate unemployment in Ghana. With the program having played a key role in eradicating redundancy among the youth, the executives have charged members not to be disturbed in speculations relating to its abrupt end but to “focus on executing our respective duties in our places of work as Nation Builders in anticipation of a favorable prospect from the leadership of the NPP government.”
They were, therefore, cautioned to be mindful of individuals blinded by partisan politics who parade themselves as NABCO trainees on media platforms and engage the genuine ones in belittling the NABCO scheme.
CONSIDERATION FOR THE CONVERSION OF NABCO THREE-YEAR CONTRACT TO PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT HAS NOT BEEN ABORTED BY THE NPP GOVERNMENT
Following the inauguration of the NPP manifesto (dubbed: Leadership of Service) for the next term in office, held on the 22nd day of August 2020, in the Central Region, the executives of NABTAG have come across several reactions from section of NABCO beneficiaries expressing their disappointment for not hearing H.E the president, Nana Addo Dankwa, and his able Vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, address the prospect of the soon-to-end three-year NABCO contract in their introductory speech.
NABTAG wishes to urge NABCO beneficiaries not to be discouraged because the actual policies and programs spelt out in the manifesto document were not holistically touched on. The speech delivered by the president and his vice featured few excerpts from the detailed projects outlined in the manifesto.
NABCO is one of the special initiatives established by the Akufo Addo-led NPP administration under job creation of direct supervision by the office of the president. The absence of NABCO in their introductory address does not automatically map out to non-existent considerations for permanent employment after the expiration of the current three-year work and learn scheme.
The NABCO initiative was not envisaged in the 2016 manifesto document of the NPP, but, today, we have 100,000 graduate youth securing their future through the scheme. The manifesto specifies, in general, broader policy objectives to direct the administration of government, out of which the actual implementation plan emerges along the way.
The prospect of NABCO beneficiaries regarding permanent employment may have not been "facially" mentioned, but that does not abrogate the immediate direct connection to the bigger policy for job creation which was stated in the manifesto. For emphasis, page 180 of the manifesto, details the reinforcements of all government programs to create jobs for the youth.
Note:".......we believe we need to accelerate the participation of young Ghanaians in the economy through entrepreneurship and industry. We intend to do this by reinforcing all the existing programs we have implemented to create jobs and support young entrepreneurs while mainstreaming their participation in new initiatives."
In addition, NABTAG'S letter of petition on behalf of trainees has also been received by the presidency through the Ashanti Regional Minister. This will enforce, amongst other avenues, the leadership consideration for permanent employment.
Furthermore, the engagement term of NABCO has not yet elapsed, thus, let us focus on executing our respective duties in our places of work as Nation Builders in anticipation of a favorable prospect from the leadership of the NPP government.
Do not be discouraged; the Akufo Addo-led NPP administration will not let its guard down on securing the future of the youth through job creation.
Caution: 1. Desist from taking clues on permanent employment from bloggers. The main source of authentic information must be the National Secretariat of NABCO, not blogging websites
2. Since we are at the climax period of campaign for all political parties ahead of the general elections in December, delusions are all over, especially, from the opposition. We have a lot of people parading themselves as NABCO trainees on the various platforms engaging the genuine ones in belittling the NABCO scheme. Let us be mindful of such individuals blinded by partisan politics to face issues with genuine conscience. Guess what, it wouldn't be ideal to pay attention to such persons whose presidential candidate finds OKADA business better than NABCO.
National Communication Team Lead (NABTAG)
Cc: Dennis Opoku Katakyie,
National President (NABTAG)