NABCO was established to help the youth who are mostly graduates to get something to do upon completion of school. It was believed that this initiative will solve or reduce unemployment. It was all joyous when the program was launched at independence square. The government promised them and they were made to believe that all would have well.
Despite the country's economic difficulties, there remains a ray of hope for NABCO beneficiaries. According to the Minister of Information, the government plans to transfer NABCO trainees to the YouStart program. In an interview with JoyNews' The Probe, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said that the move is a sustainable method to resolving Ghana's rising unemployment rate.
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The finance minister today has delivered the mid year budget review as expected in parliament as he updated the general public on government’s plan with respect to the economy and its finances. It was captured in the mid year budget review that, all new roads will have toll booths to take road levies from users in order to make some compensations to the monies government spent.
The government of Ghana has made his intentions known concerning the NABCO persons. NABCO was brought by government to train fresh graduates so that they can get some level of working experience in the job market. The programme ended last year but government extended it one year more.
It is no more secret that NABCO personnel have not been paid their monthly stipends for about seven months now. An initiative the NPP Government was flexing its shoulders about and taunting its own trumpet over. The cries of NABCO personnel for their monthly allowances have fallen on deaf ears.
The North Tongu Constituency Member of Parliament, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has descended on the government of Ghana in a hot Facebook post on Tuesday night, February 9, 2022, in relation to the E-Levy fuss in the country and the government's claim of leading a Ghana beyond aid.
In efforts to reduce youth unemployment, the government put up a youth job creation programme, YouStart, which is set to be rolled out in April 2022. The initiative will specifically support youth-led enterprises with the following packages: The Minister of Finance, Hon. Ken-Ofori Atta has indicated that part of the E-Levy revenue will be used for this program.
Ghanaians have heavily descended on the Deputy Finance Minister John Kumah for saying that, government is going to create 1million jobs with e-levy proceeds. In an interview with TV3 on Saturday, 14th May 2022, the member of Parliament for Ejisu constituency said that, Ghanaians will soon realise the benefits of the e-levy through the introduction of a business support module for the private sector.
The 2022 budget has been making the headlines in the length and breadth of the country. As many are critiquing the budget, the Director of Communications for the Convention People's Party, Sylvester Soprano Sarpong, has questioned the ownership of one of the NPP's new flagship programs termed the 'YouStart Entrepreneurship.'
The E-levy initiative by the NPP government has been in controversy since the move started to e in session in the Country. Apparently, the Government of the Republic of Ghana want to use the revenue made from the E-levy initiative to develop the nation, but most people have been against the move, especially the opposition NDC.
The central government says it is considering a one-year contract extension for the about 67,000 beneficiaries of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) who currently have not secured jobs and ended their three-year service this year. Presenting the 2022 budget on Wednesday, the Minister for Finance, Hon Ken Ofori-Atta said the YouStart program and a Digital inclusion program will gradually absorb NABCO recruits in batches during the next fiscal.