JUST IN: NPP Sends Strong Message To Gov’t Over Unpaid Arrears Of NABCo Trainees
According to Jafaru Saeed Karian, a member of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Communications Team, it is wrong that the government has not given the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO)Trainees allowance for more than nine months.
NABCO Trainees from around the nation have agreed to picket in Accra on Thursday, August 18, 2022, beginning from the Obra Spot in Kwame Nkrumah Circle and ending at Black Star Square, where they would present a petition to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
They claim they have not been given their allowance since November 2021, which is why they have decided to picket.
They said that the first three years of their contract were paid for in full.
However, after three years, they were given an extension to continue working, but from November 2021 until the present, the government has not paid them despite their attendance at work every day.
Speaking on Atinka TV’s morning show, Ghana Nie with Ekourba Gyasi Simpremu, which is monitored by TodayGhanaMedia.com, Jafaru Saeed Karian hinted that the Finance Ministry has given clearance to maintain those in the health sector, particularly nurses, doctors, and midwives, adding that the majority of them have applied for deployment and are awaiting assignment to the various regions.
He was certain that those designated would be paid as planned due to the Finance Ministry’s approval.
Meanwhile, he urged the Finance Ministry to settle the NABCO Trainees and enroll them in the YouStart program, which would provide them with resources to establish their own enterprises.
“It is not reasonable to expect someone to labor for two, three, or four months without pay.” So, let us ask the Finance Minister to make provisions for the nine or ten months they have not been paid. Deal with these people, pay them off, and then transfer them to the primary policy you introduced to assist them,” he added.