NABCo to introduce clock-in system to monitor absentee beneficiaries


By Godwill Arthur-Mensah, GNA

Accra, Oct.10, GNA – The
Nation Builders Corps (NABCo)has announced plans to introduce a clock-in and
clock-out system to help monitor and santion absentee beneficiaries.

Hajj Baba Mohammed,
the Greater Accra Regional Coordinator of NABCo, who announced this at a media
briefing in Accra on Thursday, to outline activities earmarked for its one-year
anniversary, said the consultant that developed the application was conducting
a test-run and would soon be operationalised.

Giving a rundown of
the successes chalked by NABCo since its inception a year ago, Hajj Mohammed
said the Greater Accra region received a total of 31,809 trainees, representing
21.12 per cent of the total national NABCo workforce deployed across the
country.

They were deployed
under modules such as Educate Ghana, Health Ghana, Feed Ghana, Digitise Ghana
and Revenue Ghana, to assist both public and public sector institutions to
implement some national initiatives, including; the digital addressing system,
national identification scheme, revenue collection and improve healthcare
delivery.

Mr Baba Mohammed said
report from some partner organisations was positive and revealed that some
NABCo trainees were performing beyond expectations and that some organisations
were considering plans to recruit them on permanent basis.

The Regional NABCo
Coordinator discounted assertions that NABCo was not paying monthly allowances
of some trainees, explaining that, some beneficiaries failed to provide
relevant information for monthly validation despite sending monthly text
messages to remind them, hence the occasional reports of delays in allowance
payment.

He explained that
those who provided monthly updates of their engagements through the online
validation portal did not encounter challenges with their monthly stipends.

Responding to
beneficiaries still receiving allowances despite leaving NABCo employment, he
said nothing of that sort existed in the programme because NABCo District
Supervisors and Coordinators were in constant touch with trainees on the field
regularly, to monitor their activities and absenteeism.

He therefore, asked
individuals and organisations that had evidence on the contrary to inform
Management of NABCo, in order to save the taxpayers’ funds from going waste.

Some programme
lined-up for the one-year celebration included Inter-Zonal Gala on Friday,
October 11, health screening for residents of Agbogbloshie on Saturday, October
12 and a Regional Durbar at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly City Centre on
Monday, October 14.

The creation of NABCo
is intended to address graduate unemployment situation in the country, with
each beneficiary entitled to receive GHc700 monthly allowance for the next
three years.

Government would
support beneficiaries that exit the programme after three years, with start-up
tools and capital to start their own businesses.

About 100,000
graduates were recruited under the programme and duly commissioned on May 1,
2018 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Black Star Square in
Accra.

GNA



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