The Coalition of Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) Trainees has refuted claims they participated in the 66th independence parade held in Volta Region, Ho.
A statement from the coalition said none of its members was present at the celebration and added that those who paraded themselves at the ceremony falsely represented NABCo trainees.
“The coalition wants to put it on record that No eligible and rational NABCO trainee in this devastated working condition will have the appetite to be paraded to march under this scorchy sun to celebrate Ghana’s Independence. NABCO trainees after 4 solid years on the scheme are still dependent on families and credit facilities, hence no way we will have the penchant to celebrate Ghana’s liberation.
“At this juncture that we are going through inhuman treatment, for history sake, people may see celebration of Independence Day as an important occasion, but realistically the celebration is needless to we NABCO trainees in this time of severe hardships and cruel economy,” the statement stressed.
According to them those who were captured at the programme were NPP faithfuls who paraded themselves as members of the NABCO trainees.
“Our critical investigation after the program indicates that, the young men and women who were in traditional cloth were NPP party faithfuls who were compelled to represent NABCO Trainees.”
They are therefore asking the general public, stakeholders, and the media to disregard what it described as propaganda against the programme.
“We want to use the medium to urge the general public, stakeholders, and the media who are sympathizing with us and adding voice to our plea for payment of all arrears engulfed the scheme to disregard the propaganda-driven agenda to paint a very juicy picture of the NABCo programme,” the coalition said.
In their view, a critical and analytical look at the pictures clearly show a well-organized group of minors paraded to match to deceive and create a smokescreen that the NABCO programme is in activation, but the fact remains that, the NABCO scheme collapsed right after 2020 elections.
“The Coalition will in no time do a proper March to register our disgruntlement to insensitive President Akufo-Addo who wants to ride on the reputation of vulnerable former NABCO beneficiaries to score political points,” it continued.