Editor-in-chief of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, has described the launched of the Nation Builders Corps program as a duplication of bureaucracies in the country.
According to Kwesi Pratt, most of the modules under the Nation Builders Corps which seeks to provide temporary jobs for the unemployed youth for three years are already existing under some already launched programs by government.
“I have taken my time to look at the module and I’m getting the impression that what we are doing is just duplication of bureaucracies.”
Giving reasons for describing the Nation Builders Corps as a duplication of bureaucracies, Kwesi Pratt said one of the modules has the employment of Agriculture extension officer under it but the already launched Planting for Food and Jobs will need these extension officers so there was no need to duplicate the same job opportunities.
“The second problem is that this program is meant to provide temporary employment to graduate from tertiary institutions, in any case, if you look at the YEP modules you will find out that it also aim at providing temporary jobs for graduate from tertiary institutions, which is also aimed at giving them experience, in order to improve their capacity to secure jobs and the question, is why then create another bureaucracy for that purpose,” he added.
Speaking on Radio Gold’s “Alhaji &Alhaji” on Saturday May 5, Kwesi Pratt questioned the legal frame work for the initiative by government.
He said: “I recall that when GYEEDA was investigated, one of the strong recommendation that was made by the committee was that GYEEDA was set up outside the frame work of law that there was no law governing its establishment and regulating it as a result many mistakes were made in the process.”
Sharing his thoughts on the Nation Builders Corps program, Kwesi Pratt said it seems we are not learning from the mistakes of the past and this can negatively affect the Nation Builders Corps initiative.
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