Presby Moderator Pleads Gov’t To Pay All NABCo Trainees Arrears And Extension Of NABCo
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has requested that the government consider expanding the Nation Builders Corps (NABCo) program.
The government implemented the program in 2017 in response to the high unemployment rate.
It was meant to last for three years, but it was extended for another year.
In the 2022 Budget, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta indicated that the employment creation scheme will stop on September 1.
Speaking during the Presbyterian Church of Ghana’s 22nd General Assembly in Kwahu Abetifi in the Eastern Region, its Moderator, Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, asked the government to prolong the program while striving to find a long-term solution to young unemployment.
“It appears that a lack of resources is impacting the program’s viability.” Due to the country’s high unemployment rate, we implore the government to prolong the program while aggressive efforts are undertaken to find a long-term solution to the socioeconomic and security concerns posed by young unemployment.”
“We request that any arrears and allowances owing to recipients be paid in order to assist them better their situations.”
The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church also asked for a reconsideration of the Free Senior High School Policy to allow parents who can afford to pay their children’s fees to do so.
“The Presbyterian Church of Ghana believes that the state can cover part of these expenses for parents who can afford to pay.” There are numerous parents who can afford to pay for their children’s education.”