Some members of the youth wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are threatening to quit the party if the party continues to kick against the newly launched Nation Builders Corps (NABCO).
The outbursts of the youth were in reaction to claims by the opposition party that the programme meant to employ some 100,000 unemployed youth is not the best.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo launched the NABCO at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi on Tuesday May 1.
This programme will initially operate seven modules designed to meet the pressing needs of the nation while providing jobs for the teeming youth who have received tertiary education but are struggling to find jobs.
Communicators of the NDC have since been speaking against the initiative with some claiming that the amount of GHC 600 and GHC 700 being promised as salary for the youth to be employed under the programme is too small.
Some NDC youth who reacted to the claims of their communicators on a whatsapp platform threatened to quit the party if the communicators do not stop speaking against the programme.
A communiqué purported to have come from the NDC headquarters is also calling on the youth of the party not to partake in the programme since former President Mahama will offer them ‘permanent jobs’ when elected President in 2020.
“If this news is true, I will joyfully return my NDC MEMBERSHIP CARD and stay completely away from the party,” one of the activist of the party posted.
Below are some of the rants of the NDC members:
The modules include the Feed Ghana module where people serve as agric extension officers to help our farmers. There’s also the Educate Ghana module where people will teach science and mathematics in High schools. The Revenue Ghana module will take graduates into the Ghana Revenue Authority to help in the collection of revenue.
There’s also the Heal Ghana module where nurses who have been sitting home without jobs after school will be employed.
There’ll also be the Enterprise Ghana module where graduates will be assigned to various private sector enterprises for jobs and skills training as well as development.
The Digitise Ghana module will see graduates being sent to the IT sector for the Digital Ghana agenda, the transformation agenda, where they will be attached to the NIA or to the Ghana Post or to the Birth and Death Registry or to the Land Registry. They will be doing digitisation work for this country.Then the Governance Ghana module where people will be attached to various local authorities.
A total of 100,000 graduates who have completed their National Service are expected to be engaged under NABCO this year.