NDC To Respect 100,000 NABCO Beneficiaries With Permanent, Decent Jobs

The National Communication Officer for the NDC The National Communication Officer for the NDC

All the over 100,000 beneficiaries of the Nation's Builders Corps (NABCO) under this administration are to get permanent employment under the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.

These beneficiaries, who have been recruited on temporal basis by the current administration, are receiving salaries between Ghc600 and Ghc800.

According to the NDC, it will convert all the beneficiaries of the NABCO programme into a permanent and decent jobs, who will receive realistic wages and salaries.

This promise by the NDC, is part of their arrangement for job creation as captured in their 2020 manifesto.

Some of these beneficiaries with first degrees and others with masters degrees are engaged in menial and messenger roles at the public sector institutions where they have been recruited.

Mr Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communication Officer for the NDC, who gave details of the job creation plans for Ghanaians in their next administration at a press conference on Wednesday, urged the youth of Ghana to be assured of gainful employment in the next NDC administration under John Dramani Mahama.

He revealed names of a number of public institutions which are not running at full capacity and will thus be filled when the NDC return to power.

AHuman Resource Gap Analysis of Ghana's Public sector job vacancies which was conducted by a crack team of NDC professionals he noted, revealed that there were vacancies in many public institutions.

These places , he further added are going to be filled by many of the youths that would be employed in those institutions and given realistic wages and salaries.

For example, he made reference to the Ghana Police Service which requires an additional 35,020 personnel to enable the service meet the internationally required ratio of one police officer to 450 civilians, but currently working without this gap being filled.

"Similarly, our analysis of the Educational Management Information Systems (EMIS) data analysis revealed 98,650 vacancies in the Ghana Education Service. This fact is corroborated by ample anecdotal evidence of lack of teachers and teaching staff in so many schools across the country ", he added

Other institutions such as the Local Government Service, Ghana National Fire Service, the Ghana Immigration Service, as well as the Ghana Prisons Service, he said are all not running at optimal capacity.

For this reason, he reiterated the NDC'S resolve to fill all those vacancies with Ghanaians, irrespective of their political coloration.

On the question of where the NDC was going to get the funding for these employments, the Communications Officer pointed to reducing the number of Ministers.

"Also , we will cut down wasteful expenditures by reducing the number of Ministers by at least 40,which will translate into saving of Ghc63,424,000.00.We also intend to reduce the number of Presidential Staffers by at least 200, thereby saving the public purse about Ghc186,400,000.00 in four years", he stated.

Aside from reducing the number of Ministers and Presidential Staffers, Mr Gyamfi, also indicated that technology will be used to maximize revenue generation under a project called the E-ProceedRevenue Monitoring Project which will help generate at least Ghc3, 000,000,000 on an annual basis.

Other sources of funding, he mentioned would be derived from the three oil fields .

Source: By Patrick Biddah/www.theheraldghana.com