The newly recruited graduates for the Nation Builder’s Corps (NABCO) programme should not consider the GHc700 stipend to be given them every month as free money.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, who gave the advice to the recruits on Wednesday said they have to work to earn it.
“You must bear in mind that government is investing some GH¢3 billion cedis of taxpayers’ money into this programme. Your monthly GH¢700 is not free money and you must earn every pesewa of it which I’m confident you’ll do,” he said.
The President gave the advice at the passing out ceremony for the 100,000 NABCo recruits in Accra today, Wednesday.
Launched in May 2018, the Nation Builder’s Corps is an alternative job creation opportunity for the country’s jobless graduates.
The programme is expected to create jobs for graduates in six sectors of the economy including Health, Education, Agriculture, and ICT.
It also forms part of government’s commitment towards addressing the high unemployment in the country.
Some member of the opposition National Democratic Congress have said the initiative is not sustainable.