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General News of Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Source: Starrfmonline.com

NABCO not for NPP 'foot soldiers' – Coordinator

The coordinator of the Nation Builders Corps, (NABCO), Dr. Ibrahim Anyars has dispelled claims that NABCO is being used as an avenue to employ foot soldiers of the New Patriotic Party who contributed to the party’s 2016 election victory.

According to Dr. Anyars, NABCO is very genuine, devoid of any political colourisation and only seeking to employ qualified Ghanaians to reduce unemployment.

“How can we say we have 147,000+ applicants from the NPP, really? Let’s not forget that the application process is done online. There is no segment that asks for one’s political affiliation,” Dr. Anyars told Morning Starr host Francis Abban.

Dr. Anyars added that “all NABCO knows is the qualification of applicants and not the political parties they belong to…we are doing our best to ensure that the best people are selected for the jobs.”

NABCO interviews 146, 000 applicants

Dr. Anyars also disclosed that over 146, 000 applicants have been interviewed for placements under the various modules.

According to him, Educate Ghana had the most applicants, followed by Revenue Ghana, Civic Ghana, Digitize Ghana, Enterprise Ghana and Feed Ghana.

The central objective of the new programme, unlike the Youth Employment Programme, is to engage the raw talents of unemployed graduates and equip them with skills through a process of value addition and training.



The scheme will this year employ 100,000 graduates under seven modules; namely, Educate Ghana, Heal Ghana, Feed Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Digitize Ghana, Civic Ghana and Enterprise Ghana.

Dr Anyars said interviews would be conducted in all districts from July 18 to 25, 2018. According to him, orientation for the selected 100,000 would take place at the district level from July 30 to August 3, 2018 while work tentatively is expected to start August 5.