A University of Ghana graduate, Oforiwa Obeng, has been elected as the General Secretary of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) for the Accra Metropolitan District.
According to her she is a passionate about serving the Association and would bring her experience during her time as students coupled with her knowledge in Political Science to aid her in her new role.
“I am looking forward to making an impact within the one year of service. Service persons are vital to the development of any country and it is imperative that I also serve and empower the crop of service personnel in the Accra Metropolitan District” she told B&FT in an interview.
In order to ensure National Service Personnel are properly organized to deliver on the mandate assigned to them, each year elections are held at the National, Regional and District levels to elect leaders/executives to support their activities during the period.
The Accra Metropolitan District as a result went to the polls on 15th November, 2017 to elect new executives.
Ms Oforiwa Obeng, is a graduate from the University of Ghana, where she read Political Science and English.
She contested three others in this year’s National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) elections under the Accra Metropolitan District specifically, for the position of General Secretary, where she managed to pull 420 votes out of 747, apparently emerging the winner.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a government of Ghana program under the Ministry of Education of Ghana with a National Secretariat in Accra, and offices in all administrative regions and districts across the country.
The scheme is mandated to deploy a pool of skilled manpower drawn primarily from tertiary institutions to support development efforts of both the public and private sectors in Ghana.
Currently, the Scheme effectively deploys personnel from both public and private tertiary institutions across the country. In the last few years, NSS had deployed an average of 70,000 national service personnel each year to various user agencies.