The contract of twenty beneficiaries of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) in the Sunyani West District of the Bono Region has been terminated for engaging in acts that are against the programme.
658 NABCo beneficiaries were posted to the Sunyani West District when the programme started into work under the various modules.
Frank Takyi Korang, Coordinator of NABCo in the District in an interview with Citi News said, “Through our routine monitoring we came to the realization that these ten beneficiaries had registered with other state agencies such as the National Service Scheme as well as the Youth Employment but had also registered with NABCO. Apart from this, ten were also not going to work we had no option than sending them packing. Forty of the beneficiaries have also resigned voluntarily earlier after they got jobs under the Double Track system and also recruitment into the Ministry of Health.”
Mr. Korang also indicated that they have intensified their monitoring to weed out all those who want to abuse the system.
“I am lucky to have a good DCE, Martin Obeng who has given us a vehicle and fuel to be going round to do our monitoring. Every week we go out to monitor. Those we are shouting at are people who are not working in my district. If you do not work I will not validate you. Those who work genuinely are receiving their stipends every month. If you do not submit your time book it means you have not been going to work,” Mr. Korang noted.
Mr. Korang also said that, through their monitoring, they were able to identify a beneficiary who tried to forge the signature of the District Director of Education in the district, an incident they have dealt with.
Report recruits being paid for no work done – NABCo boss
The Management of the Nations Builders Corps (NABCo) earlier this week denied reports that it is paying allowances to some persons yet to be posted under the scheme.
It says individuals who have knowledge of such persons should alert the office for appropriate actions to be taken.
Since the government recruited the trainees, there have been reports that some of them are being paid for no work done despite agitations by some trainees over unpaid allowances.
Speaking on citifm, Chief Executive Officer of NABCO, Dr. Ibrahim Anyars said such reports have not been brought to his attention.
“I don’t know where that is coming from. I think at the earlier stage, people misunderstood what was going on with the deployment process. We need evidence of that because they are committing some form of criminality. This doesn’t work like that in the public sector.”
“What happened was that, at the initial stages of the implementation, the trainees were being prepared which took some time so they were paid. That was then. But now everybody knows that to get paid on NABCO you have to submit your timesheet for validation. That ‘s the only way”, he noted.