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Aggrieved NABCO trainees threatens Strike over unpaid allowance

Section of the aggrieved beneficiaries of the Nation Builders’ Corp (NABCo) have raised a red flag to embark on massive strike if government does not respond their demands by Friday, June 10.

According to them, they have not given any allowances from government since they were ordered to remain at post after the programme came to a halt in October, last year.

“Seven months down the line, we were directed to remain at post until permanent arrangements, we have worked assiduously, but unfortunately on an empty stomach accruing to a sum of GH¢4,900.00.

“All efforts to get government to pay these allowances have been fruitless upon official petitions and calls to your outfit,” a letter written to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NABCo revealed.

The said letter was signed by Frank Quansah, the National Secretary of the Coalition of NABCO Trainees (CONAT), and copied President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Ministry of Finance and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.

“We have been crippled penniless and highly indebted and therefore demand that the government pays all the arrears due us before 10th June, 2022 and also make sure that the promise for permanent jobs is fulfilled immediately for trainees to exit the scheme peacefully before severe starvation takes us to our graves.”

NABCO was introduced in 2018 as one of the flagship policies of the Akufo-Addo-led government to ease tension of unemployment in the country.

But it sadly ended in 2021 without any tangible reasons

However, a directive was issued for all trainees to remain at post until further notice.

By Lawrence Odoom|

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