On Wednesday, 25th January, 2023, an orientation program was organised for 2022/2023 National Service Personnel at the Church of Pentecost Auditorium.

The objective of the one-day programme organised by Bekwai Municipal office of National Service Scheme (NSS) was to make service personnel familiarize with work ethics and the importance of doing their National Service.

Speaking at the programme, the Bekwai Municipal Human Resource Manager, Mr Rasheed Gbadamosi advised all personnel to be hard working and punctual to their place of service. He further encouraged them to uphold the job ethics and be submissive to their superiors. He finally assured them that his office is open to them whenever the need arises.

The Deputy Director of Bekwai Municipal Assembly, Mr Joseph Obeng also called on all personnel to accept postings to wherever their service will be needed. She admonished the personnel not to see the period as just a yearly formality but a well-designed programme to prepare them for the job market.

Also at the programme, the Municipal Director of NSS, Mrs Sussana Ottoo said National Service in Ghana is mandatory and established by an act of parliament with the mandate to supplement the manpower shortfall in both public and private sectors of the country.

He added that, the new vision of the National Service Scheme dubbed “DEPLOYMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT” became necessary because of the high populace of graduate students who do not get any form of employment after their mandatory National Service.

He said the current vision is a step in the right direction as the scheme is aiming at helping institutions employ some of their service personnel after their service period.

She added that, in view of the new mission, the scheme has developed a programme dubbed the NSS Techlab, Agriculture, Accounting Aid, Housing, Education and entrepreneurial training programmes.

He however warned the personnel that payment of service allowance would be based strictly of submission of the monthly evaluation forms and that any service personnel who failed to submit the forms after deadline would have to forfeit his or her allowance for the said month or experience delayed in payment.

Finally, she explained to them the issue concerning their monthly evaluation forms and e-zwich payment system which includes how to access and fill their evaluation forms.


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