Kennedy Agyapong, flagbearer candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has slammed the government’s monthly stipend of GH700 provided to employees under the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) program.
In an interview on Skyy Power FM on October 13, 2023, he stated that the problem extends beyond the wage, noting the lack of stability in the roles.
He questioned why his driver, for example, gets paid 5,000 Ghana Cedis (GH5,000) a month but the trainees, some of whom are university degrees, are only paid GH700.
“Vote for someone who will be able to give you a permanent job and not NABCO, the kind of jobs I am coming to create has nothing to do with NABCO…even my driver I pay him GH¢ 5,000 cedis a month, and someone who has completed a university, you give the person 700 cedis a month, and you are saying you have created job, so we should clap for you?
“It’s a shame, because someone who has completed university is taking GH¢700 cedis and those who did not go to school are getting GH¢3,000, GH¢5,000,” he said.
Agyapong also begged with the party delegates to give him the chance to govern the country so that he could solve these imbalances and generate jobs.
He continued “So, if I tell you that Ghana’s biggest challenge is unemployment, believe me, if given the opportunity, I will create businesses to tackle it,” he added.
Kennedy will compete for the position of NPP flagbearer alongside three other candidates: Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Francis Addai-Nimoh.
The NPP has set November 4, 2023 as the date for electing a successor to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as party leader.