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President Akufo-Addo Launches National Service Policy

The policy's focus will include deploying personnel to national priority sectors crucial for socioeconomic development, inculcating national values in service personnel, and establishing effective mechanisms to measure achievements, among others.

President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday, April 15, launched a 10-year policy document aimed at addressing the underutilization of national service personnel within government institutions, and “set out the broad framework for transforming the National Service Scheme.”

The policy’s focus will include deploying personnel to national priority sectors crucial for socioeconomic development, inculcating national values in service personnel, and establishing effective mechanisms to measure achievements, among others.

“This policy document represents a paradigm shift, providing direction for the scheme’s delivery and aligning it with government agenda to ensure that service personnel are adequately prepared for the transition from school to the workforce,” Nana Akufo-Addo said.

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Managers of the National Service Scheme said the policy would bolster the government’s employment agenda.

While the NSS policy document may seem important, especially as it hopes to fix challenges with deployment, and supervision, among others, it appears the top-most issue plaguing national service personnel has been delays in allowance payment. Last month, for instance, service personnel threatened demonstrations and strikes over the government’s failure to pay allowances for months.

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