NSS sued over compulsory insurance policy deduction

| Updated Dec 07, 2017 at 5:40pm



The National Service Scheme and its Executive Director, Mustapha Ussif, have been sued by some personnel over the compulsory deduction of GH¢15.00 as Insurance charges.

The personnel say the deduction from their allowance is unlawful and unreasonable. They are therefore seeking for an interlocutory injunction from the court to compel the National Service Scheme to cease the deductions which took effect from November, 2017.

According to the personnel, they have not authorized anybody to enter into an insurance contract on their behalf.

The National Service personnel have been up in arms with the authorities of the scheme over the compulsory insurance policy, which they say has been imposed on them by the authorities of the scheme.

The personnel argued that, 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.