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National service defaulters urged to register this year

The National Service Scheme (NSS) has urged persons who have not undertaken their mandatory one-year service yet to register for posting this year. The scheme in a statement signed by the acting Executive Director, Ussif Mustapha, said all defaulters have up to March 17, 2017 to do so. “The Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS), wishes to announce that ...

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We’re ready to battle sacked staff in court – NSS

The National Service Secretariat says it is prepared for any legal action resulting from its decision to revoke the appointment of personnel employed by the secretariat towards the end of the erstwhile National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) government in December 2016. Some 205 recruits whose appointments were terminated by the Secretariat have threatened to seek redress in court over the matter. ...

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Sacked NSS recruits must go to court – Kpessah Whyte

The immediate past Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Dr. Michael Kpessah Whyte, is urging persons affected by the scheme’s decision to cancel their appointment to go to court. The Scheme, under the leadership of Ussif Mustapha , on Wednesday, 8th February,terminated the appointment of 205 persons, who were employed by the secretariat towards the end of the erstwhile National ...

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NSS allowance increment wasn’t captured in gov’t budget – NSS

The management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has explained that the scheme could not pay the increased allowance of GH¢559 because the increment was not captured in the government’s November supplementary budget. A statement issued by the scheme on Thursday [February 2], described as false, allegations that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government had refused to pay the new amount ...

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I’ve handed over office and car keys – NSS boss

Ahead of the official inauguration of Ghana’s next government  to be led by President, Nana Akufo-Addo, the acting Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Dr. Michael Kpessah Whyte, bid farewell to the management of the scheme. He said he as handed over the keys to his office and keys to his official car to the management. In a tweet ...

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Ghc100,000 contract with Zormelo & Associates not illegal – NSS

The National Service Scheme (NSS), has defended its decision to pay some GH¢100,000 cedis to recruitment agency, Zormelo and Associates to recruit its new staff. According to the scheme, its action still lies within its mandate. A group of temporary staff, calling themselves Supporting Staff of the NSS, at a press conference on Tuesday called on the incoming government to ...

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Increased NSS allowance will boost volunteerism – NUGS

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has expressed its gratitude to government following its approval of a request from the National Service Secretariate (NSS) to increase the allowance of service personnel by about 60 percent. Service personnel will from January 2017 be paid a monthly allowance of GH¢559 instead of the GH¢350 they currently receive. NUGS in a statement ...

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Gov’t increases NSS allowance by 60%

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 citifmonline.com from the Ministry of Finance indicated the ministry gave the approval last week. About 70,407 service ...

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NSS not withholding December, January allowances

The National Service Secretariat has denied withholding allowances of personnel for December 2016 and January 2017. The secretariat, reacting to rumours in sections of the media that it will withhold allowances for December and January, said it will duly pay all personnel on time without delay. In a statement signed by the Head of Public Relations, Ambrose Entsiwah Jnr., the ...

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South Africa gov’t to understudy national service scheme

A delegation from the office of the Presidency in South Africa has commended the Ghana National Service Scheme (GNSS) for its notable progress over the years. Heading a six-member delegation, the South Africa Deputy Minister for Education, Buti Manamela, took a three -day tour on the Scheme’s operation including visiting various fields where personnel have been posted. According to the Minister, ...

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