New Board Chair for National Service

Ms. Nancy Dakwa Ampofo has been sworn in as the chairperson for the Ghana National Service board.
Ms. Ampofo, a lawyer of over 30 years standing, is the National Treasurer of the Ghana Bar Association and also serves on the boards of the Legal Service and Agricultural Development Bank.

Speaking at the inauguration in Accra yesterday, the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education, Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, urged her to remain firm in the fight against corruption at the secretariat.

He reminded her of the board’s mandate to set forth a national policy framework and orientation that would enhance the growth of the secretariat and ensure the sustenance of the scheme.

The Deputy Minister said “government looks forward to working collaboratively, with the board to put in place more measures that would instill a sense of civic duty and voluntarism in the citizens, while enhancing the quality of life of the youth.”

He recalled how measures taken by government last year, exposed corruption perpetuated by some officials of the Ghana National Service Secretariat (GNSS), and asked her to use her expertise to fight corruption.

Ms. Ampofo thanked the President for her appointment, and assured the government that she would work with the rest of the members to uplift the image of the service.

By Charles Amankwa

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