We Can Only Offer Permanent Jobs After Financial Clearance - NABCO Secretariat
The Secretariat of the Nation Builders Corps, NABCO, says it is awaiting financial clearance from the Ministry of Finance to provide permanent employment for the beneficiaries. This comes after beneficiaries protested last Thursday to demand permanent employment as well as arrears owed to them. In an interview, the Head
of Communication and Public Relations at the NABCO Secretariat, Iddrisu Tahiru, said NABCO is also working with institutions to also ascertain the number of vacant positions. For the concerns also over their permanent employment, it goes beyond us. Finance needs to give clearance, the various institutions they work with also
need to declare vacancies. We can’t force institutions to also employ anyone. They have to first declare their vacancies, and then we see how many we can secure employment for. They should exercise patience, once finance gives clearance we will push them. He added that beneficence who are yet to receive the allowances
owed to them should also visit their district offices for redress. We do not owe them. Their contract ended in October, and we have paid them till then. However, there are some individuals who have payment issues. The beneficiaries are expected to submit timesheets in their various districts too before payment is done. For those
whose coordinators do not confirm that they were at post, we can’t pay them. Also, for those under the Heal Ghana module, some of them got clearance from the Ghana Health Service and were posted. For those, the controller is responsible for their payment. The nation builders corps is also an initiative by the government of
Ghana in an attempt to also address the unemployment challenges. The three year long contract also with over 100,000 beneficiaries under six modules ended in the October 2021. But the government instructed various agencies to maintain these beneficiaries as steps were taken to finalise their exit. Amongst the options for the
beneficiaries was for them to be maintained, continue their education, or venture into their own businesses. But the protestors say the government is not paying attention to those who want to be maintained.