Parliament passes National Service Authority Bill

This legislation aims to create the National Service Authority, which will mobilize and assign qualified individuals to key national projects, enhancing national development and employability.

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The Parliament of Ghana has successfully passed the National Service Authority Bill 2024. 

This legislation aims to create the National Service Authority, which will mobilize and assign qualified individuals to key national projects, enhancing national development and employability.

Once assented to by the President, it will also instill values such as civic responsibility, discipline, patriotism, national cohesion, and voluntarism in those undertaking national service.

Again, the bill proposes the creation of an authority with the legal capacity to formulate and implement national service policies and programs and emphasizes collaboration with relevant institutions to support graduates who complete their mandatory national service. 

Furthermore, the bill aims to foster employability, entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation among those qualified for national service.

The bill was presented by the Minister of Education under a certificate of urgency on Friday, June 14, 2024, and referred to the Committee on Education to determine its urgency. 

The committee deemed it urgent and recommended swift passage.

The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Osei Assibey Antwi, has meanwhile expressed enthusiasm for the bill's passage and its potential positive impact.