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NSS MAKES SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR PREGNANT AND MARRIED SERVICE PERSONNEL

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The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Mustapha Ussif, has revealed that the organization has put in place measures to cater for pregnant women and married personnel for the 2018-2019 service year.

The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Mustapha Ussif, has revealed that the organization has put in place measures to cater for pregnant women and married personnel for the 2018-2019 service year.

 

Mr Ussif said this during a working visit to the Greater Accra Regional Secretariats of the Scheme to abreast himself of the biometric registration exercise for the personnel in the Region last Friday.

The biometric registration of the personnel across the country is to enable service personnel be captured onto a central system to ensure accurate payment of allowances to service personnel.

According to the Executive Director, the Scheme has flexible measures to place every service personnel.

"We do not want to disorganized families. The Scheme has in place special package for married and pregnant personnel to be comfortable as they perform their national duties. Any personnel who is pregnant and married should inform the secretariat for them to be given their preferred locations and places of service,” Mr Ussif said.

He revealed that 2018-2019 National Service Registration had been an excellent one compared to the previous exercises.

He added that this year the Scheme will deploy a total of 95,000 service personnel across the country and urged all personnel not to panic since everyone would be posted to his or her place of choice.

“The biometric registration exercise would not stopped until the last service personnel is biometric registered,” he Executive Director assured the personnel.

At the Tema Metro office of the Scheme, Mr Ussif commended the officers from the National Identification Authority for their good work.

Tsatsu Dzifa, the Director for Ada West and East of the Scheme confirmed that the 2018-2019 National Service Registration had  been the best in terms of organization and comportment by service personnel in general.

To allow effectiveness in the discharge of their duties, especially within the Tema area, the Secretariat merged five centres namely; the Tema Metro, Ada West and East, Kpone Katamanso and Ashaiman to ensure that all service personnel within Tema register at one point.

At the Accra offices of the Scheme, Mr Ussif expressed satisfaction at the biometric registration exercise that was ongoing.

He commended the Accra Regional Director of the Scheme, Anastasia M.A. Zanoo, together with her officers for assisting in the smooth registration of the personnel.

Averagely, the biometric registration for each service personnel takes between 1 to 3 minutes for ones data to be captured.

Mr Ussif explained the biometric processes to the service personnel and told them that although service begins today, Monday, September 3, those who have not yet registered should not worry  but visit the designated centres for their biometric data to be captured.

He emphasised that the idea behind the new measures is to prevent double payment of allowances and also make transition to full employment after the service.