The outgoing National President of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA), Mr Emmanuel Brimpong Akosah has given accounts of his stewardship for the past one year that he has been in office as the national president of the association.
He announced that during his tenure, the necessary arguments around the genuine need for increment in the allowances paid to the National Service Personnel (NSP) were advanced on several occasions.
Mr Akosah who was speaking at the official launch of the 12th Annual National Terminal Congress of the NASPA in Takoradi in the Western Region said the appeal was at the center of all attempts by the Emmanuel Brimpong Akosah-led Administration as part of a promise made to the service personnel to prioritise their concerns.
He indicated that the period under his tenure saw the continuation of the Communication Project which was being undertaken by the NASPA with the distribution of hundred (100) land-line phones to a number of Metropolitan, Municipal, District and the Regional Offices across the country.
He added that other administrative and foundational structures also saw tremendous improvements during the period under review.
He said the NASPA exists to bring together all National Service Personnel within the various Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Regions at all levels for organization, promotion of their welfare, and suggesting ways and means of improving upon the Scheme.
It also holds 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 year’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 “ordinary national service person” and in turn achieve the primary aim of the existence of NASPA.
He also encouraged the delegates to really put the merits to the Association if the elections were free, fare and transparent and wished all the aspirants the very best of luck.