The Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) programme, initiated by the government to address graduate unemployment, has marked its first anniversary in the Northern Region.
Since its introduction; the trainees have been assigned places such as health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and revenue mobilization and collection.
The Northern Region is one of the huge beneficiaries of the NaBCo with some 13,540 selected trainees.
Speaking on the theme, ‘Investing in the youth, securing our future through work opportunities and nation building’, the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Sa-eed, commended the NaBCo trainees for their tireless effort in the growth of the programme and urged them up to keep up the good works.
He tasked them to take advantage of the occasion and assess their performance through personal accounts of stewardship in order to progress in the subsequent years. The regional minister also cautioned Nabco beneficiaries not to underrate the opportunity given them, but should take it seriously.
In his statement the northern regional NaBCo coordinator, Yahaya Abdul Rahaman, stated that personnel of NaBCo have been contributing immensely to the socio-economic development of the country, saying Nabco had made significant strides, a year after it was launched.
He said the trainees placed with the department of agriculture under the Feed Ghana Model were providing general extension services by disseminating improved technologies to farmers and processors as they visited them in their homes.
“They also assist in mobilising farmers into groups to enable them to reach large numbers with technologies. Others are market extension agents carrying out educational programmes in the market centres on post-harvest management and food safety,” Yahay Abdul Rahaman said.
Source:Alhassan Yakubu | www.Diamondfmonline.com