NSS Chases ‘Ghost’ Names
The National Service Secretariat is currently auditing its records to weed out possible ‘ghost’ names in order to protect the national purse.
Deputy Executive Director of the Secretariat, Henry Nana Boakye, aka ‘Nana B’, who disclosed this, said the ongoing strenuous auditing would end very soon.
According to him, the auditing is an annual affair and is aimed at preventing unscrupulous people from milking the national coffers.
He remarked that the auditing had delayed the payment of monthly allowances of personnel and admits that the NSS leadership regrets the unfortunate situation.
“We are presently auditing all the people doing the national service whose data is on our system to so as to delete possible ghost names. The NSS do the auditing every year and this year’s process would be completed very soon so the personnel could be paid”, he assured.
Nana Boakye noted that NSS only wanted to make sure that those receiving payment are indeed genuine people who deserve to be paid.
According to him, reposting of personnel and other issues necessitated the auditing process just to avert the possibility of people taking pay without any work done.
He assured that the September and October allowance of all personnel, which had delayed, would be paid soon.