The National Builders Corps Trainers Association of Ghana (NABTAG) has declared a day of prayer and fasting over their unpaid stipends.
They are asking God to intervene and change the hearts of the government to pay the monies owed them.
The former NABCO trainees have designated Wednesday, November 9, 2022, as their day of prayer and fasting in protest of their unpaid allowances.
“…NABCo trainees are to fast and pray on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022, [for] God to touch the heart of our leaders to hear our cry and pay us…NABCO trainees sacrificed their lives for Ghana for 46 tough months (3 years, 10 months),” the trainees said in a statement.
According to the NABCo beneficiaries, “Unfortunately for us, after 46 months of sacrifice, we were just told to go home sadly. By that time, the government owed us 10 months’ stipends.”
“We pleaded for a long time [but] the government insulted us with one month stipend. It is only God who knows the hardship these innocent trainees went through for these 46 months and still going through.
“Therefore, we are turning to God for his intervention by fasting and prayers on Wednesday, 9th November 2022 for God to change the heart of these leaders towards us in this difficult time for them to pay what is due us.”
“It is written in the book of Psalm 61:1, (Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.) and in Proverbs chapter 21:1 that (The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases).
“We implore every trainee to be part of this one-day fasting and prayers. We believe by the end of this fasting and prayers, God will pave the way to where there seems to be no way.”
The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme is a government initiative to address graduate unemployment to solve social problems.
The focus of the initiative was to solve public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection.
Source: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana