The Sunyani Municipal Coordinator, Seth Cudjoe has revealed that over 270 beneficiaries of the Nation Builder’s Corps (NABCo)programme are yet to be paid their November 2018 allowance.
According to him, efforts are being made feverishly to pay the outstanding allowances including that of December 2018.
“The situation is not peculiar to Sunyani alone, others in other parts of the region are having same issue. We want to solve the problem once and for all. We don’t want to delay their allowances at all, because if you want a worker to work hard you also need to pay him or her the allowance due them and also in good time. So we’re working hard to pay the NABCO beneficiaries all what is due them. He told Dinpa FM as monitored by Naagyeifmonline.com.
Over the weekend, the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced that NABCo programme has completed the resolution of challenges it encountered with processing of stipends for some 9,235 beneficiaries.
It will be recalled that in the past weeks some beneficiaries have complained of non-receipt of their monthly stipend of 700 Ghana cedis even as their colleagues on the same programme had received theirs.
NABCO stipends for 2018 were fully funded in the 2018 budget for which payments commenced for some 77,907 beneficiaries. However, some 18,001 beneficiaries unfortunately did not receive their stipends for various reasons.
Addressing a Press Conference in Koforidua in the Eastern Region, Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the difficulties encountered called for a halt in further processing of the payroll, for the data to be corrected.
“Indeed, the NABCO secretariat sent messages to beneficiaries to correct their data for it to be rekeyed into the system” he added.
Mr. Nkrumah said “the secretariat informs us that 9,235 of them have now corrected their data and thus will be paid this week. Their December and regular stipends are also programmed to be paid immediately afterwards”.
He disclosed that another 8,766 still have outstanding data issues and are encouraged to correct their data as requested of them in messages sent to them so they can be paid as soon as possible.