The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has introduced a new module for these year’s service personnel, which will see them deployed onto the streets to help manage traffic.
The module, known as the Urban Traffic Management, is to complement the efforts of the Ghana Police Service in traffic management in the country’s urban centres.
The National Service is supposed to be the time you give back to your country.
For service personnel in the upcoming 2015/2016 service year though, who will start work on September 1, a total of 1,000 service personnel have been drafted into the new module and are currently undergoing a two-week intensive training at the Ghana Police Training School in Accra.
The service personnel would also engage in sensitising and educating the public about traffic management and road safety issues. Over 70,000 service personnel graduate from various tertiary institutions in the country and the module is only appropriate to ease the pressure on the police in traffic management in the country says Dr. Michael Kpessah Whyte, Acting Executive Director of NSS.
According to Dr Whyte, it would expose them to the operations of the police Service and erase the negative stereotype they might have about the police.
600 of them would work in Accra, with the other 400 posted to Kumasi.