The Management of the Ghana National Service Scheme on Thursday, 14 November 2019 rewarded four national service personnel and staff in recognition of their selfless service to Ghana and commitment to duty.
The awardees, drawn from the 2018/2019 cohort of national service personnel took home a 32 inches flat screen television each, cash prices and a one-year extension of service to enable them to continue the good work.
Mr Nyonator Etse, a long-standing staff of the Scheme and winner of the best staff award also took home a tabletop refrigerator.
The four other recipients of the prestigious awards include Portia Amegashie, a national service personnel who crossed leaps and bounds to become the first female teacher in a cut off community in the Kwahu Afram Plains South District, Owusu Kwasi Robert, a determined young man who taught Information Communication Technology (ICT) in a deprived school without computers.
Others were Philip Nuamah, a physically challenged graduate who travels long distance every day to bring quality education to his students and Augustina Ayarika, personnel who dedicated her life and national service allowance to support her students and inspire them.
Speaking at the ceremony organized at the NSS Headquarters to hand over the goodies, the Deputy Executive Director, General Services, Gifty Oware Aboagye praised the awardees for the feat they have achieved and charged Ghanaian youth to emulate.
“The award is a great way to celebrate our hardworking national service personnel and let them know that we value them. It is our chance to recognize patriotic citizens’ achievements and share stories that will motivate and inspire everyone” she added.
The awardees, in turn, expressed appreciation to the kind gesture of Management and promised to be worthy ambassadors of the Scheme.
Background of NSS Awards
On 9th November 2019, the National Service Scheme launched an award scheme in Kumasi to identify, recognize and appreciate the effort of Ghanaian youth who excel during the national service period especially those who accept postings to rural areas.
Mustapha Ussif, the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Kwaku Ohene Djan, the Deputy Executive Director in charge of Operations, Gifty Oware Aboagye, Deputy Executive Director, General Service and other Departmental heads presented medals and citations to the awardees and promised them the items they received today.
“We believe the award will inspire others and cause them to accept posting especially to rural Ghana and give off their best wherever they find themselves,” Mustapha Ussif said.
Source: NSS Corporate Affairs Directorate