Tag Archives: National Service Secretariat

NSS boss justifies $300,000 expenditure for MIT programme

The Executive Director of the National Service Secretariat (NSS), Mustapha Ussif, has rubbished concerns from the MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, that the secretariat is wasting money by spending $300,000 on a training programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Ussif further clarified that the training programme engaged 17 individuals from “all youth agencies” ...

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NSS withholds allowance for 8,000 personnel over suspected fraud

About 8,000 National Service personnel have had their allowances withheld over suspected fraud. The payment of service allowances for September and October, is noted to have delayed, and the National Service Secretariat (NSS), in a statement, explained that this was to ensure a “process of authentication and validation of all national service personnel across the country.” “The exercise was necessary ...

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National service postpones 2017/2018 registration

Registration of service personnel for the 2017/2018 service year has been postponed from Monday 17th July 2017 to Monday, July 24th July, 2017. A statement from the secretariat on Thursday said the postponement was to afford the stakeholders ample time to prepare for the process. “All prospective national service personnel and the general public are to note that the new period ...

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Gov’t increases NSS allowance by 60%

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Government has approved a request from the National Service Secretariate (NSS) to increase the allowance of service personnel by about 60%. Service personnel will from January 2017 be paid a monthly allowance of GH¢559 from the GH¢350 they currently receive. A letter sighted by from the Ministry of Finance indicated the ministry gave the approval last week. About 70,407 service ...

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CHASS undecided about closure of schools on Thursday

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools (CHASS) says it is yet to decide if it will to close down schools on Thursday. This follows the decision by the Greater Accra Chapter of the Association to close Senior High schools due to unpaid subsidies. The Ghana Education Service (GES) promised to pay the first tranche of the subsidies ...

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