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An aspiring National Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Wonder Madilo has raised concern over the number of unemployed graduates registered under the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) that passed out on Wednesday, at the Independence Square.

According to him, the number of recruits that showed up at the inaugural ceremony is less than the 100,000 members government claims to have recruited, hence he suspects ghost names in the scheme.

He made this allegation during a pre-election debate for aspirants in the party’s upcoming National Executive Elections.

President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday graduated recruits of the NaBCo who have accepted their postings.

Graduates from the Central, Western, Ashanti, Eastern, Volta and Greater Accra regions converged at the Black Star Square for the national ceremony, whiles the Northern, Upper East, Upper West and the Brong Ahafo regions were asked to send representatives to the ceremony.

However, there was a low turn out of the recruits at the inaugural ceremony.

The NDC believes the recruits are not up to the number being speculated by government.

Mr. Madilo who is former MCE for Akuapem North, said “I know the capacity of the square. Are you telling me that the number of people there was equal to anywhere near the 100,000? I know there will be ghost names on that payroll.”

Pre-Election Debate

The debate which is the first of its kind, was organized by the Centre for Social Democracy (CSD-Ghana) in partnership the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).

Aspiring candidates for the National Youth Organizing position made up of Yaw Brogya Gemfi, George Opare Addo and Wonder Madilo, took turns to communicate their ideas to delegates who had gathered at the auditorium.

The debate was attended by Ambassador Lee Okran, Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhunyi, and some members of the NDC.

It seeks to promote a healthy competition among aspirants to explicitly explain their idea to delegates and also engender internal democracy within the NDC.

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