This follows an announcement by the country’s Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah over the weekend.

According to the minister, these employees are already employed in other state agencies.

They are said to have been already enrolled on programmes such as the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), the National Service Secretariat (NSS), the Youth in Afforestation, the Ministry of Health nursing training institutions among others.

Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah noted also that over 1,000 employees have also stated their intention to exit the programme. 

In view of the voluntary exit, the minister said it will create room for the government to recruit more youth who are unemployed.

He said, "The secretariat informs us that such persons will be exited from the programme. Additionally, since October 2018 a total of 1,098 have also notified the secretariat of their intention to exit to other employment schemes,” adding that, " this will create more vacancies on the NaBCo roll and will give the secretariat room to take on board persons who are on the waiting list and have not been placed yet".

Meanwhile, some of the youth who have been deployed and have commenced work also complained of the delay in the payment of their allowances.

They said they have not received their allowances since they started the programme.

But Mr Nkrumah said the reason for the delay in the payment was due to that the employees have entered wrong data hence their payments could not be processed. Adding that, they(employees) have corrected their information on the NABCo payroll hence will receive their payments within the close of this week.