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NSS Gets First Policy; 50 Years After Establishment

Launches National Service Policy Document to Enhance Service Delivery.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed concerns over the underutilisation of national service personnel within government institutions and has called for a more effective deployment strategy to maximise their contributions. He made these remarks at the launch of the National Service Policy Document on Monday, April 15, 2024.

The President highlighted the government’s investment in the National Service Scheme and its expectation of tangible returns in terms of service delivery and professional development. He outlined plans to regulate deployment processes and enhance learning opportunities during national service to optimise the impact of service personnel across various sectors.

President Akufo-Addo underscored the significance of the policy document, which aims to elevate the National Service Scheme to a world-class institution focused on shaping service personnel for success in their professional careers. He described the document as a paradigm shift, providing a structured framework for the development of service personnel and preparing them for the transition from school to the workforce.

The President emphasised that the policy document offers clear direction for the scheme’s evolution, aligning it with the government’s broader agenda to ensure that service personnel are adequately equipped to contribute meaningfully to national development.