Organisations that engage graduates who have not completed their one-year mandatory national service will be prosecuted and blacklisted from receiving national service personnel.

The National Service Scheme (NSS) has, consequently, opened a window of opportunity for all those who have not undertaken their service to do.

A statement signed by the Executive Director, Mr Osei Assibey Antwi, and issued by the NSS in Accra said those who also missed the opportunity to do their service in the past could enrol for the 2022/2023 service from today to Thursday, June 30, 2022.

It mentioned those eligible as previous applicants who started but were not able to complete the service, private applicants who were qualified and wished to apply and graduates who studied abroad.

The statement directed such people to submit their application letters at any of the regional offices of the scheme or the headquarters in Accra.

“All applications must include letters requesting PIN codes or reactivation of PIN codes, certified true copies of school certificates or transcripts, evidence of deferment letters (if applicable), attestations or introductory letters from the institutions attended, copies of the

Ghana Cards and copies of students’ ID cards for checks and proof of study abroad for foreign students,” it said.

In another development, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey, last Friday paid a working visit to the headquarters of the NSS to acquaint himself with operations there.

He announced that a ‘Make Greater Accra Work’ Secretariat was to be set up at the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) to be a fulcrum for ensuring discipline in the region, particularly the capital city.

In line with that, her said, the RCC was considering signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the NSS for the posting of persons to the secretariat when established.

A call centre would also be set up at the secretariat, as well as metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) in the region, he said.

 

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