The Nation Builder’s Corps program has completed the resolution of challenges it encountered with processing of stipends for some 9,235 beneficiaries.
It will be recalled that in the past weeks some beneficiaries have complained of non-receipt of their monthly stipend of 700 Ghana cedis even as their colleagues on the same programme had received theirs.
NABCO stipends for 2018 were fully funded in the 2018 budget for which payments commenced for some 77,907 beneficiaries. However, some 18,001 beneficiaries unfortunately did not receive their stipends for various reasons.
Addressing a Press Conference in Koforidua in the Eastern Region, Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the difficulties encountered called for a halt in further processing of the payroll, for the data to be corrected.
“Indeed, the NABCO secretariat sent messages to beneficiaries to correct their data for it to be rekeyed into the system” he added.
Mr. Nkrumah said “the secretariat informs us that 9,235 of them have now corrected their data and thus will be paid this week. Their December and regular stipends are also programmed to be paid immediately afterwards”.
He disclosed that another 8,766 still have outstanding data issues and are encouraged to correct their data as requested of them in messages sent to them so they can be paid as soon as possible.
At least 2,105 personnel have been found to be already employed on other government programs such as YEA, NSS, Forestry Commission Payroll, MOH Nursing Training Institution or already employed in other sectors.
The Minister disclosed that such persons will be exited from the program.
“Additionally, since October 2018 a total of 1,098 have also notified the secretariat of an intention to exit to other employment schemes. These voluntary exits are expected to continue as government continues to recruit into the public services. This will create more vacancies on the NABCO roll and will give the secretariat room to onboard persons who are on the waiting list and have not been placed yet” he added.
Entry onto and exit from the NABCO program is purely voluntary. NABCO is therefore encouraging beneficiaries who desire to stay on the waiting list to indicate same on the NABCO recruitment platform online.