The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Hon. Mustapha Ussif together with Gifty Oware-Aboagye, Deputy Executive Director-General Services, and Kwaku Ohene Gyan, Deputy Executive Director in charge of Operations on Tuesday, 20th August 2019 paid a working visit to various National Service Registration Centers in the Greater Accra Region.
The purpose of the visit was to afford the Management the opportunity to monitor the activities ongoing at the various registration centres and get the firsthand information.
The delegation was received by Greater Accra Regional Director of NSS, Madam Anastasia Zanoo at the Greater Accra Regional Office where they had interactions with the staff and volunteers and headed to the registration stands to witness the activities for themselves.
Prior to the 2018/19 service year, NSS registration exercises were in the news for bad reasons but measures put in place by the new Management has changed the narrative. This year’s exercise has seen massive improvement and innovation.The registration process is fully automated and digitized.
National Service Personnel are required to carry identity cards such as Voters ID, travel passport, driver’s license, were pre-validated and audited before they were even enrolled for service this year. This approach has helped the scheme to weed out fraudsters who attempt to cheat the system by engaging in multiple registrations, identity theft and other related vices. Documents presented by registrants are verified to ascertain its authenticity with bar code scanners before they can proceed to the next stage.
This process has further reduced the time personnel has to spend at the registration centres drastically. With the new system, it takes less than 30 seconds to be validated considering the fact you have booked an appointment before coming to the centre.
Speaking to the press, Hon. Mustapha Ussif said “I am impressed with what I am seeing today especially with the crowd control system we have put in place where all prospective National Service Personnel has to book an appointment before they arrive at the registration centres. The system determines the number of people who can register for a particular day and that is really helping. For the second year in a row, NSS registration is not in the news for a bad cause. There is sanity in the system now”.
Hon. Mustapha Ussif also expressed his excitement in the smooth exercise ongoing. He, however, believed that there was more room for improvement since it will boost the public confidence and interest in the activities and operations of the Scheme.
Hon. Mustapha Ussif used the opportunity to implore the service personnel to take advantage of the registration period to prepare for their service to mother Ghana. He urged them to accept their postings and contribute their quota towards the development of Mother Ghana.
The personnel who were undergoing registration as at the time of the visit expressed their satisfaction at the whole exercise considering the fact that they are spending less time to register and go through the validation process without stress.
Source: NSS Corporate Affairs