The initial stages of the process to elect executives of the National Service Personnel Association [NASPA] in the Cape Coast Metropolis yesterday was met with some confusion from members of the association who threatened to boycott the process.
ATL FM news gathers the move by the service personnel was in protest of the group insurance package by the National Service Scheme (NSS), in collaboration with the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA).
The insurance package which takes retrospective effect from September 1 this year, would require all service personnel to pay a monthly premium of GH¢15 to benefit from the insurance package.
This initiative however has been met with stiff opposition from the service personnel who claim the insurance package should be made optional.
According to Ellen Dzifa Tettevi, a national service personnel with UCC, the election process was delayed with some personnel refusing to participate. She reports the process however begun with very little obstruction after mid-day and ended at 3:00pm.
After counting of ballots, Joyce Ohenewaa was elected as the women’s commissioner, Perry Gardener as the Organiser and Anthony Gaisie as Financial Secretary.
Secretary went to Priscilla Bassaw, Bright Adarkwa as Vice President and Theophilus Sosu as the President.
Source: ATL FM News