Nation Builders Corps To Be Launched May 1st
Vice President, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that government will launch the Nation Builders Corps programme on May 1.
The major programme is to tackle graduate unemployment in the country.
Speaking at the 2nd Session of the 22nd Congregation of the University of Education, Winneba yesterday, Dr. Bawumia said “This is a major initiative that will be launched on May 1 and for those who have completed their national service. Recruitment will start on that day online.”
He mentioned that the Nation Builders Corps will be national in character, and hire graduates across the length and breathe of the country.
“It is a broad based programme which will spread across every constituency in this country. The minimum number of graduates per constituency under this program that will be hired would be 300, and it will go up to 450 depending on the size of that particular constituency or district,” he said.
The Nations Builders Corps was announced as a government initiative in the 2018 budget to provide 100,000 jobs to graduates at a cost of GHc 600 million.
The focus of the initiative is to improve public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, sanitation and also drive revenue mobilization and collection.
Throwing more light on the new programme, Vice President Bawumia explained “You have 7 modules that are going to be outdoored: The Feed Ghana module where you want to have people who would go in as agric extension officers to help our farmers. You have the Educate Ghana module where we want people to help in our High schools for teaching especially science and mathematics.
“The Revenue Ghana module will take graduates into the Ghana Revenue Authority to help in the collection of revenue. You have the Heal Ghana module where you will employ nurses who have been sitting at home for years without jobs; we will be finding them space in the Heal Ghana module.”
He continued that there will be an Enterprise Ghana module that will ensure graduates are assigned to various private sector enterprises for jobs and skills training as well as development.
“Then you have the Digitize Ghana module where graduates will be sent to the IT sector for the Digital Ghana agenda, the transformation agenda, where they will be attached to the NIA or to the Ghana Post or to the Birth and Death Registry or to the Land Registry. They will be doing digitization work for this country,” he stressed.