The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) Dr. Ibrahim Anyars has hit back at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer Mr. John Dramani Mahama for belittling the programme and prioritizing the legalization of Okada as a strong policy they will implement if they win power back power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
Dr. Anyars is challenging the NDC to come out with any better alternative in place of the programme NABCO, introduced by the NPP to solve the youth unemployment situation.
Ahead of the 2020 General Elections, a leading member of the main opposition party recently denigrated the NABCO programme with several other criticisms attached.
In a statement from the NABCO boss Dr. Ibrahim Anyars posted on his Facebook page, he has questioned the alternatives the NDC is proposing instead of jabbing a program which has since its implementation enrolled over 100,000 graduates to prepare them for the job market.
He insists that “If You [John Dramani Mahama and the NDC] are thinking Okada, then God be your guide”.
Read the full statement from Dr. Ibrahim Anyars below:
FULL STATEMENT FROM DR. ANYARS’ FACEBOOK PAGE
“If You Are Thinking Okada, Then God Be Your Guide”
Fellow Citizens, as we approach the third year on the NABCO scheme in 2021, a future of HOPE beckons.
A secure three years has empowered the over 100,000 trainees with the requisite Work Readiness to transition easily into permanent JOBS. With an expanding economy, a potential exists for all our graduates to get into meaningful and sustainable careers.
The scheme was envisioned to develop our local intellectual infrastructure to fit into a future transformed Ghana. As an enrichment programme, the over 100,000 trainees are continually exposed to experiences that enhance their employability profile within any industry.
At present, our contribution to nation-building is undoubtedly beyond any measure: in education, health, agriculture, digitisation, revenue mobilisation, governance, and to the development of enterprise. A certain vision must have recognised that our graduates deserved better than wasting away the zeal to contribute to our national development.
Truly, President Akufo-Addo has proven to be a Trusted and Visionary Leader, dedicated to the Service of Fellow Ghanaians. He envisioned NABCO and will see it through to its logical destination: meaningful and Sustainable Permanent Jobs.
Three questions to refocus our minds:
1. What alternative has been proposed to the NABCO scheme?
2. Is there any logical equivalence in idle and joblessness to a fulfilling and enriching skills development role?
3. Whatever its challenges, with how many words can you criticise 100,000 opportunities?
If you are thinking #Okada, then Allah be your help.