At least 145,000 new employees are expected to be added to the public payroll as the government defends its job creation scorecard.
Information minister-designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah provided the breakdown to include 100,000 graduates recruited to into the Nation Builders Corp.
Some 24,033 health care workers, 20,000 personnel for government’s afforestation programme, 9,572 educational workers.
Other areas include agriculture where 2,700 are set for employment as Extension officers while 3,527 jobs for the security personnel have been created. The minister said about 4,000 more have been recruited into the police service.
The minister said on Joy News late night news analysis show PM Express, the Finance Ministry within the last three months has given the clearance to hire these numbers.
NABco will be launched in October 2018. The programme was formed to give jobless graduates a three-year working experience in several sectors, education, health, agriculture and revenue collection.
Each graduate is expected to receive 700cedis per month. Government’s introduction of Double Track education system has also created the need for some 9,572 educational workers mainly teachers, he said.
Under the Double Track system, overcrowded classrooms in Senior High Schools are divided into two streams with different sets of teachers. The system has created the need for more teachers.