National Service has now been made compulsory for everyone who has completed any accredited tertiary institution in Ghana being it a diploma holder, degree holder etc, says the acting Ashanti Regional Director.
According to the Acting Ashanti Regional Director of the National Service Scheme, Mr. Alex Opoku Mensah aka Omens,says the national Service according to the Ghana constitution act 246 of 1980 compels everyone to do it.
It’s against this background that the Ashanti regional chapter has now set an enforcement agency that is going to punish all those within private and public workplaces who have refused to service the Nation.
Mr Omens said the enforcement agents will be going to the various workplaces to do that serious exercise.
He explained that both employees and employers who have completed tertiary and are now working without serving the Nation are going to face the law when they are found.
He further explained that people are usually posted to places where their services are needed and therefore gave an advise that personnel should desist from rejecting postings
The director however gave an exception that anyone who for any good reason cannot serve after their completion year can write to the secretariat for notification to be considered for the next year.
On an issue of re-posting, Mr. Omens indicated that people can be considered for re-posting on the grounds of marriage, lactating or nursing mothers, disability and pregnancy.
For those who have already been employed and want to do the national Service in such workplaces, Mr Opoku Mensah said it’s a rule for employers to rather pay the salaries instead of the supposed personnel instead of the government. Additionally, he said, a 20% amount of the personnel’s salary will be paid into government coffers.
BY: NANA PEPRAH ASIASE
-AY OFFCYCIAL NEWS.