About 2,000 Nation Builders’ Corps for GRA

By Gifty Amofa/Portia Addo, GNA 

Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti,
the Commissioner General for Ghana Revenue Authority, on Wednesday said a total
of 10,806 of the Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCO) persons have joined the
authority.

Out of the number, 1,896 have been allocated
for the domestic task revenue division, 8,360 for the custom division and 550
are being deployed to the various GRA offices nationwide.

He disclosed that an amount of 7,564,200 would
be injected monthly into the economy by way of their allowances in respect of
revenue Ghana model.

The GRA Commissioner who stated during the
passing-out ceremony held in Accra for NABCO personnel across the Country said
the NaBCo revenue Ghana personnel were to assist in mobilising and enhancing
revenue collection throughout the country.

Providing statistics, Dr Ibrahim Anyass, NaBCo
Coordinator disclosed that 146,968 applicants applied to be enrolled under the
three-year Programme, but 100,000 were given the nod after the rigorous
process.

Dr Anyass said, since President Nana Addo
Dankwa Akufo-Addo launched the Programme on May Day this year to employ 100,000
youth; an application online was launched and received 146,968 applications,
from an initial interest expressed from 175,000.

The applicants, he explained were taken through
rigorous selection process within two months to employ the 100,000 with diploma
and degree backgrounds.

They would be absorbed into the seven models;
educate Ghana, heal Ghana, feed Ghana, revenue Ghana, enterprise Ghana, civic
Ghana and digitise Ghana for the nation builder corps, he noted. 

In a breakdown, Dr Anyass said Educate Ghana
recorded the highest with 43,834 applications, followed by revenue Ghana with
3,195 applications whilst civic Ghana had 19,917 applications.

The Coordinator said digitize Ghana also
recorded 16,620 applications, enterprise Ghana chalked 12,949 applications as
heal Ghana scored 11,785 applications and feed Ghana had 8,934 applications.

He said the corps were now waiting for their
institutional placements, adding that their impact would be felt at the various
districts, towns and communities when they start working.

Mr Joseph Nimoh, Coordinator of the Krachi
West who spoke with Ghana News Agency, said, personnel had to converge at one
place for the passing-out as it was first of its kind.

It was an opportunity for the Ghanaian youth
to come together in order not to see the Programme as political but ginger them
to do their best by contributing their quota to national development.

Madam Sarah Da-Silveiro, a beneficiary said it
was a privilege to have impact on the society with the knowledge acquired.

GNA

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