NABCo beneficiaries beat war drums over unpaid salaries

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Employees of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) are threatening a massive nationwide demonstration over unpaid allowances. The demonstration is set to come off next Friday.

In a communique’ dated 6 April, 2019, the leadership of the aggrieved beneficiaries said they are forced to hit the streets to press home their demands because they are unable to plan their lives.

They further stated that the option of a demonstration to address their grievances followed “many unsuccessful appeals to the NABCO CEO and other stakeholders” to address their concerns.

“We want the program to run smoothly with regular payment and not paying in bit. We go through a lot and cannot endure any longer. A nation builder without money how can we build the nation?” the beneficiaries under the name ‘Coalition of NABCO trainees nationwide’ bemoaned.

“It is unfortunate and disheartening that we have come to this conclusion,” the Coalition added with a call on its members to “tighten” their plans to demonstrate in order to “drum up support over unpaid stipends.”

The programme, which currently employs some 99,000 youth, has faced challenges with beneficiaries leaving the policy without notifying their respective offices.

Some of the beneficiaries since their employment in 2018 have been agitating over non-payment of their monthly allowances of ghc700 which critics attributed to unsustainable funding.

NABCO was launched on May 1, 2018 and designed to meet the pressing needs of the nation, while providing jobs for the teeming youth who have received tertiary education but are struggling to find jobs partly because of the ban placed on public sector employment by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Source: Daily Mail Gh Staff

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