Due to unpaid stipends and the impending program termination, members of the Nation Builders’ Corp Trainees Association of Ghana (NABTAG) have threatened to protest at Jubilee House in Accra on August 10, 2022.
Additionally, they are requesting that the government refrain from forcing them into the YouStart program and instead provide them with the promised permanent positions.
On Friday, July 29, 2022, the group’s president, Dennis Opoku Okatakyie, stated they haven’t received pay in the last nine months, which has made living for them intolerable.
He also encouraged the government to think again before dissolving the NABCO and imposing the YouStart.
He claimed that the group would ask Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to step in on their behalf.
According to him, they would also ask the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and the Chief of Staff to remind them of the importance of paying them and making sure they have long-term employment.
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta declared that the NaBCo initiative would be finished by 1 September 2022 when he presented the mid-year budget.
“Up to this point, we have invested almost GH2.2 billion.
The current cohort on the program is encouraged to utilize the YouStart initiative and other current programs as they depart in our effort to create an enterprising nation, he said.