The Public Relation Officer of the National Service Scheme (NSS) Armstrong Esaah says personnel are expected to resume work on May 4, 2020.
The NSS personnel were told to go on a one month paid leave in March when COVID-19 surfaced in Ghana.
There were reports in the media that the personnel could spend another month at home as the situation with has not subsided but Mr Armstrong Esaah says since the paid leave was for the month of which has since ended, personnel are to resume work on Monday, May 4, 2020.
“Their mandatory leave expired on the 30th of last month and so they are to resume work on Monday, May 4, 2020. We have actually reminded them (NSP) to return to their various user agencies under strict instructions of the user agency and so once they go back to the agencies, they will have to adhere to the precautionary measures that their respective companies have put in place,” he told Citi News.
He added that even though no work was done by these personnel the will recieve their April allowances.
“They are going to be paid and if some of them have not received their April allowances then, I’m sure from next week, they will receive their allowances. It was a paid leave and they are going to have their allowances intact.”
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have seen a surge to 2,169 with 18 people perishing.
This was contained in the Ghana Health Service’s (GHS) regular update on the situation of the disease in the country on May 2, 2020.
The update indicated that the total number of recoveries now stands at 229 while a total of 18 people have succumbed to the disease.