Business News of Wednesday, 1 November 2017
The National Service Scheme (NSS) has launched an insurance package for all national service personnel.
The launch, which was held at the premises of the scheme’s headquarters, had NSS Board Members and National Service Personnel Association executives and other stakeholders in attendance
This compulsory insurance package spearheaded by various insurance companies, is expected to pay claims to service personnel who get involved in accidents in their line of duty.
The claims vary from GHc 15,000 in cases of death or incapacitation, and gh3,000 for cases of temporary disability.
As part of the insurance package, National Service personnel are entitled to a GHc 500 loan which is payable within six months.
Service Personnel will also be charged GHc 15 on a monthly basis as insurance deductions for the package.
According to the acting Director for the National Service Scheme, Mustapha Ussif, “the insurance package that we just launched… from today on wards, all national service personnel are supposed to be rolled up into this process. So we are expecting all national service personnel because this is a very laudable initiative [since] we have received series of requests from national service persons across the country with respect to injuries and sometimes even death.”
He added that “this I think is a big relief to the national service secretariat itself because gone are the days where they would be putting the request to us, now they have the opportunity of even making a bigger claim from an insurance company so I would expect all national service persons to benefit from this package.”
He also called on all national service personnel to support the scheme to ensure its success.