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22 Nss Impersonators In Court In Kumasi

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Twenty-two persons, suspected to have submitted dubious documents to receive salaries as National Service Personnel, have been dragged to a Kumasi court.

Reports say scores of other culprits in other regions of the country have also been sent to court.

Henry Nana Boakye, aka ‘Nana B’, a deputy Executive Director at the National Service Secretariat (NSS), made the disclosure in an interview.

He hinted that anyone that would be found culpable of trying to impersonate and take monthly allowance from the NSS would not be spared.

“As I speak with you now, 22 people who submitted dubious documents to take salaries from the NSS in the Ashanti region are in court. We have similar cases in other parts of the country, where people are also facing trial for trying to illegally benefit from NSS salaries”, he disclosed.

According to him, national service in Ghana is done only once so those who want to do it twice or more and benefit from the NSS salary scheme would be exposed.

Nana B announced that a staggering 58,000 NSS personnel have been paid their two-month salary by his outfit to support their livelihood.

He, however, hinted that people, who are suspected to have used dubious documents and are being investigated as a result, were excluded from the pay roll.

The deputy director further cautioned that service personnel who refused to take part in the biometric registration exercise, ordered by the NSS, could not be paid.

According to him, the affected people could only be paid after they had duly gone through the biometric registration exercise.

Source: Kwadwo Essel/ thePublisher

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