Sunyani East MP eulogises government over NaBCO initiative
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunyani East Constituency in the Bono Region, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, has commended the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government for the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCO) initiative, which seeks to end graduate unemployment.
According to him, the initiative had taken away frustrations and anxieties associated with joblessness among graduates in the country.
The Sunyani East legislator, who doubles as the Majority Chief Whip in Parliament, made the commendations in Sunyani during the celebration of the one year anniversary of NaBCO in the municipality, after its introduction by President Akufo-Addo in October 2018, with 100,000 graduates.
Ameyaw Cheremeh said: “The programme is an opportunity for the youth to have employable experience when applying for jobs at the end.”
He emphasised that the NPP in opposition saw the huge of number unemployed graduates, which was becoming a national threat, and planned ahead by introducing the NaBCo.
This move, he said, has been a great benefit to all the graduate youth, quizzing, without the NaBCO programme where would the youth be after school?
The MP also tasked the NaBCO personnel to be dutiful and productive in the areas assigned them, and encouraged them to do their best in building a better nation.
He reminded the beneficiaries that NaBCO is not a permanent job, but rather an avenue to train to secure jobs later. On the benefits of the programme, he stressed that both the public and the private sector have benefited.
The Krontihene for the Sunyani Traditional Area, Oboaman Bofotia Boaponsem, stressed that NaBCO, was a profitable venture introduced by the ruling government, and that those who describe the initiative as a waste of resources do not understand national issues.
According to him, the initiative is purposely to train Ghanaians on how to communally and voluntarily build a nation, and also to provide experience for the youth in securing jobs.
The Krontihene said the impact derived from the initiative is immeasurable, as the services rendered by the beneficiaries are of much value.
“The development of the nation rests on the people, therefore, the NaBCO initiative introduced by the Akufo-Addo government must be seen as one of the numerous ways of developing the country while adding value to the youth.”
Bofotia Boaponsem urged those who ridicule the initiative to desist from the practice, since it has really helped the youth of the country.
He called on the President to increase the monthly allowance of the beneficiaries from the current GH¢700 to GH¢1,000.
In October, 2018, President Akufo-Addo out-doored 100,000 graduates to begin the Nation Builders Corps programme in Accra.
The motive was part of the President’s commitment to address the unemployment rate in the country.