On 13th January 2020, over 1,000 trainees under the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), received tutoring for their possible retention by user-institutions, skills-building to help them start their own businesses and a guide on career opportunities at GNAT Hall in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
The beneficiaries were drawn from across all of the 15 Municipal and District Assemblies in the Upper East Region.
This is a continuation of the regional roadshows which started in 2019 in the Bono Region of Ghana, by Management of NABCO to prepare the about 100,000 beneficiaries nationwide for their eventual exit into the world of work or job creation. Already, some 11 regions have hosted the career fairs in the course of 2019.
Upper East Regional Minister Hon. Tangoba Abayage in her address to open the career fair, described the NABCO intervention as a “noble idea which came at a time unemployment had threatened the very foundation of security in Ghana”.
She entreated the NABCO beneficiaries to strive to wean themselves off the intervention challenging themselves to achieve their natural feats and leading life to the full through the incubation and execution of business ideas with high prospects.
The NABCO Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Anyars Ibrahim in his remarks to the beneficiaries said it was the ultimate objective of his outfit to see each beneficiary transition into jobs where they were being groomed or start and run their own businesses thereby, employing several of their peers.
He charged the beneficiaries to be hardworking and meticulous at their various workplaces as such attributes would endear them to the employing authorities at the apex of the user agencies.