Dr. Ibrahim Anyars Chief Executive Officer of the Nation Builders Corp (NABCO) has revealed that there duplications under the current employment program hence the delays in the payment of allowances.
He made this known in an interview Monitored by GHANACRUDSADER.COM on StarrFm MorningStarr hosted by Francis Abban. Dr. Anyars stressed that, out of the 99,000 people who were absorbed by the the program, 86, 000 of them follows the key performance indicators (KPI) a development the NABCO boss describes as very encouraging.
Dr. Anyars admitted that, there are indeed a number of allowances owed beneficiaries but this stems from the fact that there are duplicates in terms of names of beneficiaries of which most of them have been communicated with.
” Yes there are a huge number of people we still owe since November; this is because we have duplicates with names and beneficiaries have been communicated to that effect. Those whose data have been rectified they get paid automatically. Government on the other hand has kept faith to pay November and December” he added.
He also noted the scheme is resorting technology to improve monitoring and efficiency.
“We have tasked every trainee to ensure that they get a smart phone to follow our online training programs as well. We are introducing a NaBCo app that will help us assess beneficiaries as they send us reports on work done. All beneficiaries are to have the App. We already have the first quarter results. We noticed there were people who were on two schemes. There were some people who were doing their National Service or under the National Youth employment program and that shouldn’t happen”.
The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme is a government initiative to address graduate unemployment to solve social problems but the scheme has also been plagued with salary delays.