Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide says the Nations Builders Corp (NABCO) will equip beneficiaries with the requisite experience needed to earn them future permanent employment after their three years duration.
According to him, employers will have no issue dealing with graduates who are not only knowledgeable theoretically but practical as well.
“Most employers ask for years of experience before you are given a job to do. Some require two or three years’ experience whereas you’ve been home for eight to ten years, how do you get the experience? This is why we decided to introducing NABCO, so that it will give these people the needed experience” he told Accra based Okay Fm.
He added: “at least at the end of every month, these guys will have some money to leave on and they will acquire more skills, so before they come out of the program, they will look more refined and ready to impact the job market”.
Critics have also argued that the initiative is no different from the one currently under the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), making it a duplication of a sought.
President Akufo Addo yesterday, 17th October, 2018, commissioned the about 100,000 beneficiaries of the NABCO program at a ceremony held at the Black Star Square in Accra.
The recruits will receive a monthly stipend of GHc700.
President Nana Akufo-Addo at the passing out ceremony admonished the recruits not to consider the GHc700 stipend as free money but should work hard to earn it.
“You must bear in mind that government is investing some GH¢3 billion cedis of taxpayers’ money into this programme. Your monthly GH¢700 is not free money and you must earn every pesewa of it which I’m confident you’ll do,” he said