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NSS, Exe. Director dragged to court over compulsory insurance policy

Written by  Dec 07, 2017
The National Service Scheme and its Executive Director, Mustapha Ussif has been sued by some aggrieved service personnel over the GHc 15 compulsory insurance charges.   The aggrieved service personnel argued that, the deduction from their allowance is unlawful and unreasonable.   They are therefore asking the court to compel the National Service Scheme to cease the deductions which took effect from November, 2017.   Counsel for the service personnel,  Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe, said “They [personnel] have not authorized anybody to enter into an insurance contract on their behalf. An insurance contract must have a policyholder who should enter into a contract with the insurance company [but this did not happen].”     According to the NSS, the service personnel had backed the insurance package and even pushed the management of the Scheme to implement it.   The Executive Director of the NSS, Mustapha Ussif, revealed that the National Service Personnel Association of Ghana (NASPA), the group which represents service personnel across the country, decided unanimously at their Congress to back the policy.     But the personnel says, the decision to have the insurance program, was not made by them, neither were they consulted before its implementation, hence deductions must not be made from their meager allowances compulsorily.
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