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National Service personnel to pay mandatory GHC15 monthly for insurance

Each National Service person will now pay a mandatory monthly GHC15 fee as insurance cover in a new policy by the National Service Scheme.

Under the insurance policy, personnel would enjoy free healthcare during their 12-month national service and in the event of death while in service, GHC15,000 would be paid to the next of kin.

Personnel who suffer temporary disability while in service for period not less than a month, will also receive GHC3,000 compensation package from the inusers, GLICO.

Again, aside other complimentary packages, personnel would be entitled to a soft loan of GH500 which would be payable within six months.

READ: Allowances for 8,000 National Service personnel suspended

“Same applies to any critical situation that may render the personnel disabled or any form of implication,” Board Chairman of the scheme, Professor Kofi Osei Akuoko said on Tuesday.

He explained the introduction of the insurance cover for service personnel is in line with the provisions of the National Service Scheme Act of 1980 [Act426], noting a broader consultation with stakeholders have been done.

Professor Akuoko has meanwhile cautioned insurance companies not to drag their feet when payment is due to any personnel.

Acting Executive Director of the Scheme, Mustapha Ussif disclosed that personnel would enjoy complimentary packages noting the loan facility, would ease up the financial burden of personnel while waiting to be paid their monthly “allowance”.“Free inter MTN calls for service personnel each month. A recharge credit of GHS5 for calls to other networks. Free browsing on Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Instagram, WeChat, Jobberman website, GLICO website. A 500 free SMS each month, 100% bonus on all MTN recharge made by personnel and a free movie viewing twice a year at Silver Star Cinema(s). All this will be enjoyed under a premium of GHS15,” he added.

President of the National Service Personnel Association, Philip Quaye, observed personnel go through difficult situations during their service, which he said, do not only affect their term of service but also affect their lives and that of their family in general.

He said if the insurance policy had come earlier, the servicel person who died in the recent Atomic Junction gas explosion would have enjoyed the package.

Meanwhile, the Scheme has withheld the allowance of over 8,000 personnel for suspicion of impersonation and disqualification from doing national service.

By 3news.com|Ghana

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  1. Which service person died in the Atomic explosion? ???? Since we are serving the nation the nation needs to have an insurance policy that covers us.not we paying for our own insurance. This is just like the introduction of the insurance cover for the police .I believe they are not to pay .so what happened to the sorry NSP???? Cos he is voiceless.hmmmm pls make this optional cos. Or let’s get our money back.again its just like imposing on every tertiary student on the student loan scheme. Pls media help us not to be trashed under broad dayligh.
    Thank you

  2. We don’t want any thievery. We know u people. Every wants to take advantage of the suffering masses. Who told you some personnel are already not with the insurance companies around?in this country, Almost every body is on the national health insurance scheme which we already pay for. Abeg, the service money is already nothing to write home about, so pls leave the only little coins we enjoy alone.

  3. Hahahahaaa we no go greed da. We those in the villages where there is not Even net work there to talk of cinema halls to watch movies .this will be a cheat a broad day light robbery

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