Tuesday, March 28, 2017

NSS Recruits Dismissal Case Adjourned

2:29:00 PM

The Labour Division of the High Court on Monday adjourned hearing of an injunction application on the management of the National Service Scheme (NSS), from going ahead to dismiss workers recruited during the transition period.

The court adjourned the matter to April 5, after Madam Afua Abam from the Attorney Generals office told the court that they have not be able to file a acknowledgement to the application.

She prayed the court that they are new to the case, and would require ample time to go through the motion, and then file their affidavit in opposition if need be.

The court presided over by Justice Gifty Dekyem granted their request and ordered the AG to ensure it completes all forms of consultation with the NSS before the next adjourned date.

Ghana News Agency files indicate that the Applicant, Afetsi Kwashie, is in court challenging the legality of the dismissal of some 205 National Service personnel in February 2017, by NSS management.

The NSS, he said requires a board to sanction such an action as per the NSS act and as at the time of their dismissals the organization did not have a board.

He said the dismissed recruits felt unduly targeted and punished for no reason.
He is seeking a declaration that as a member of the Republic of Ghana the National Service Scheme lacks the authority to remove him from office without just cause.

The applicant again is seeking for the court to give an order for the NSS to reinstate plaintiff as an employee of the national service scheme, and upon this reinstatement, an order of the court to restrain the NSS from removing plaintiff from office without just cause, and to award cost against the defendant.

They were employed at the secretariat during the transition period from the old regime of the National Democratic Congress to the current New Patriotic Party administration.

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