National Service Personnel Forced Back to work-Amidst Covid-19 scare

The National Service Scheme (NSS) has ordered its personnel to return to work on Monday, May 4, 2020, after taking a one month paid leave.

The order has been received with mixed feelings as Whatsup News gathered that some of the graduates are scared of the possibility of confronting the deadly Covid-19 at their places of work.

NSS personnel were directed in March to take a forced paid leave due to the coronavirus outbreak in Ghana.

However, a statement issued by the NSS Corporate Affairs Directorate on Sunday, May 3, told them the freebies were over and that they all have to return to work.

Following the exhaustion of the one-month mandatory paid-leave granted to all national service personnel which took effect from March 26, 2020, to April 30, 2020, and in compliance with the

“Government of Ghana precautionary directives in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS), today, May 03, 2020, directs all national service personnel to resume their national service duty with their respective user agencies effective Monday, May 04, 2020. However, national service personnel, especially those serving with private user agencies are to note that reporting to work and attendance are contingent on internal arrangements instituted by their user,” the statement read.

They are expected to wear face masks at the workplace till the virus is subdued.


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