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12.04.2020 Press Release

Imposition Of Cloth On NSP By The NSS And Urging The Personnel To Go For It Despite It Being A Defiance Against Covid-19 Stay Home Advice And Order

By National Service Personnel (NSP)
Imposition Of Cloth On NSP By The NSS And Urging The Personnel To Go For It Despite It Being A Defiance Against Covid-19 Stay Home Advice And Order
LISTEN APR 12, 2020

National Service Personnel (NSP) are hereby informed that the Secretariat through its internal structures (Regional Directors, District Directors and NASPA Executives) are forcing personnel to take the controversial NSS cloth in some parts of the country.

The Head of Corporate Affairs, *Mr Armstrong Esaah*, of the Secretariat made a definitive statement on Angel TV about huge number of personnel showing interest in the cloth. Contrary to the fact that the great majority of Personnel have no interest in the said compulsory cloth. We are deeply concerned by the comments made by the Head of Corporate Affairs *Mr Armstrong Esaah.* His comments trivialise the grievances and concerns of the Personnel.

The Secretariat has issued a directive for the cloths to be delivered to every district offices across the country for distribution to be made to the Personnel.

In this time of worry, panic, depression and confusion from the covid-19 pandemic, we find it surprising why the Secretariat is desperate, determined and aggressive to force the cloth on the Personnel even to the point of urging them to come from their homes for the cloths. This does not only disrepect the dissent views of the Personnel but also undermines the directives of the President of the Republic to stay home and observe social distance. It also undermines any progress we want to make in the fight against covid-19 and the fight against injustice and unfairness in our society.

Regional NASPA Executives have either been compromised or threatened and have been made to follow and accept without asking legitimate questions which are in the interest of the Personnel.

Conflict of interest has also come to play on the side of some Regional Executives as they may be going for National positions.

All NSP, in obeying the president directives, are hereby informed to stay home. Do not go to any district office for any compulsory cloth. We are still working against time to use legal means to get our deducted allowances refunded.

We wish you a good Easter; a blessed Passover filled with hope.

Thank you.

Convenor: Bright Delali Atakumah

Tel: 0505320325/0548576965

Co-Convenor Isaac Kwaku Bawuah

Tel: 0501542025

*Cc:*

Ministry of Education

All Service Personnel

All Media Houses.

*#NSS DROP THAT CLOTH*

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