One of the ten months’ worth of back pay owed to Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) trainees has been released by the government.
This was confirmed by the President of the NABCO trainees Association of Ghana (NABTAG), Dennis Opoku Katakyie.
“NABCO trainees are hereby informed that stipends payment for November 2021, as one month’s settlement of the ten months arrears, has been processed,” the NABTAG President stated in a statement.
In actuality, nine months, counting from December 2021 through to August 2022, are still outstanding.”
Although one month’s payment represents a tiny fraction of the overall amount owing to them, the NABCO trainees expressed gratitude to the government for acting to “improve the deplorable situation in which we find ourselves.”
They further implored government, particularly the Ministry of Finance, to “affix trainees’ outstanding arrears into its subsequent allocations to enable the Secretariat to effect payment for the remaining months.”
NABTAG warned that it will employ every plausible approach to ensure that trainees are fully paid their stipends for the remaining months.
“The leadership will employ another draconian measure to forcibly ensure that we are paid if, after a significant amount of time, the arrears for the remaining months are not fully paid.
Since we’ve already done it, we can do it again.