The outgoing National Executives of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) have given accounts of their stewardship for the past year that they have been in office
National President of NASPA, Mr Emmanuel Brimpong Akosah, who spoke on behalf of the executives at the official launch of the 12th Annual National Terminal Congress of the NASPA in Takoradi, announced that during their tenure, they advocated the upwards adjustment of the allowances paid to the National Service Personnel (NSP).
He said the period under their tenure saw the continuation of the Communication Project which was undertaken by NASPA with the distribution of hundred land-line telephones to several Metropolitan, Municipal, District, and the Regional NSS Offices across the country.
Mr Akosah added that other administrative and foundational structures also saw tremendous improvement during the period under review.
He said the NASPA existed to bring together all National Service Personnel within the various Metropolitan, Municipal, and Districts Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Regions at all levels for organisation, promotion of their welfare, and to suggest ways and means of improving upon the Scheme.
He said they also held frequent fora with the view to educating communities and user agencies of National Service Personnel on their civic responsibilities towards the National Service Personnel and vice versa.
He said the theme for this yearâ€™s Congress was carefully crafted to enable the stakeholders of the National Service Scheme (NSS) and the NASPA to better confront the difficult discussions head-on aimed at leading to the betterment of the lives of the â€œordinary national service personâ€ and to achieve the primary aim of the existence of NASPA.
Mr Akosah expressed his best wishes to all those who would be contesting in the NASPA executive elections.