Dorothy Frances Ward, GNA
Kumasi, Sept. 26. GNA – Mr Osei Assibey-Antwi,
Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has advised
beneficiaries of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCo) programme to be loyal in the
discharge of their duties and work hard to achieve the objectives of the
They must adhere to the core values of the
programme, which were knowledge, punctuality, integrity and commit themselves
to sustain it to promote national development.
Mr. Assibey-Antwi, gave the advice at the opening
of a four-day orientation workshop for selected NABCo beneficiaries in Kumasi.
The NABCo programme was launched by President
Akufo-Addo in May this year, with the aim of helping to reduce graduate
unemployment rate in the country.
The programme, is expected to engage about
100,000 unemployed graduates in seven modules-Educate Ghana, Enterprise Ghana,
Heal Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Feed Ghana, Digitize Ghana and Civic Ghana.
About 1,500 trainees have so far been
registered in KMA, with additional 241 of them on the waiting list.
The Mayor said; NABCo would offer temporary
employment to the beneficiaries to enhance their dignity and self-esteem,
whilst at the same time, providing them opportunity to offer essential public
services to the people.
It would also build their capacity and offer
them the needed experiences which would aid them in their future search for
He was hopeful that by the end of the three
year contract period, they would have gained the needed working experience and
skills, which would enable them fit in the job market.
Mr. Assibey-Antwi said other interventions
initiated by the government to curb the growing unemployment menace included
“Planting for Food and Jobs, the introduction of the Free Senior High School,
National Entrepreneurial Programme and the Re-afforestation Project.
He advised the beneficiaries to be patriotic
and have the development and progress of the country at heart.