Trainees of the Nations Builders Corps (NABCo) in the northern region have given the strongest assurance to vote massively for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Tamale Central Constituency Parliamentary Candidate, Dr Ibrahim Anyars who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of the programme.
Commemorating two years of Nation Building in Tamale over the weekend, the trainees gave reasons why they have to show gratitude to the NPP government by voting four more for Nana and Dr Anyars in the 7 December, 2020 general election.
The second anniversary was celebrated on the theme: Getting our graduates to work, the beginning of transition to permanent jobs”.
Giving individual testimonies about the socioeconomic impact NABCo has created in the lives of many graduates in the country, the beneficiaries said it would be unfair to vote against a government that created jobs for them.
Since the inception of the policy, the trainees noted the programme has alleviated the impoverishment of many households and families across Ghana.
One of the excited beneficiaries from Kumbungu district under the Feed Ghana model said, “One cannot bite the hand that feeds you.”
He said there is no assurance that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) if voted back to power, will maintain the policy let alone giving them permanent employment as promised by the flagbearer of the party, John Dramani Mahama.
Another female trainee from the Tamale metropolis under Educate Ghana recounted her ordeal having graduated for several years without a job.
“They say we cannot do politics but the truth is that we cannot also stay away from politics because before Nana Addo brought NABCo, some of us who are married women almost lost our homes because your husband sees you as a burden and even the men are also aware of the difficulties they were confronted with” she added.
She has therefore urged her colleague trainees in the Tamale Central constituency to vote for Dr Ibrahim Anyars to become the next Member of Parliament for the area and President Akufo-Addo on 7 December.
Meanwhile, the NABCo Coordinator for the Tamale Metro, Mr. Ziblim Mashud implored the trainees not to be apprehensive because some desperate politicians are promising to give them permanent jobs.
He said the NABCo programme didn’t just come out of nowhere, adding someone thought it through before implementing it to solve the widespread unemployment issues in the country.
Mr Mashud said the trainees should be hesitant before believing promises made to secure political votes.
“If someone has never given you anything that would give you hope and make your life better then how can he/she give you permanent jobs when the person has never thought outside the box to create jobs for you”, he emphasised.