National Service personnel across the country have been directed to resume work on Monday 4th May 2020.
The directive from the National Service Scheme (NSS) comes after an earlier one which forced personnel to take a month’s paid leave in March when the country started recording more cases of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Public Relations Officer of the Scheme, Armstrong Esaah, who made this known in an interview with Citi News urged the service personnel to adhere to all safety precautions upon resumption of work.
“Their mandatory leave expired on the 30th of last month and so they are to resume work on Monday, May 4, 2020. We have actually reminded them (NSP) to return to their various user agencies under strict instructions of the user agency and so once they go back to the agencies, they will have to adhere to the precautionary measures that their respective companies have put in place.”
The directive is also for all newly posted nurses who were due to start national service in April 2020 but were made to take the month of April 2020 as their terminal leave.
Mr. Esaah assured the personnel that they will receive their allowances for the month of April.
“They are going to be paid and if some of them have not received their April allowances then, I’m sure from next week, they will receive their allowances. It was a paid leave and they are going to have their allowances intact,” he added.
Deputy Director for the National Service Scheme, Gifty Oware Aboagye told GhanaWeb in a telephone conversation the Scheme will release an official statement later in the day to alert all service personnel.
She denied telling any media house otherwise.
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