The National Service Scheme has directed all National Service personnel to take their mandatory one month paid leave effective Thursday 26 March, till the end of April 2020.
Western Regional Director of the National Service scheme, Mr. Okatakyie Amankwa Afrifa, said the mandatory leave was in compliance with the President’s precautionary measures to curb the spread of the CoVID-19 in the country.
Mr Afrifa said all newly posted nurses who were to start their National Service in April 2020 this year, were also to take the month of April as their terminal leave, explaining that the arrangement replaces the annual terminal leave given to all National Service Personnel under the NSS Act 426, which is the last month of their service period.
He indicated that, service personnel would, therefore, be at the post in the last month of their national service.
Mr. Afrifa explained that with the exception of those working in essential institutions and organizations in the fight against the Coronavirus who are to continue reporting to work, the rest were to take their mandatory leave.
He commended the government for taking such a bold decision, which he noted would help stem the spread of COVID 19.