The National Service Scheme (NSS) has cautioned service personnel and the public to stay vigilant and disregard false information circulating on social media regarding repostings.
The NSS Management, in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Osei Assibey Antwi, decried a recent incident involving deceptive postings on social media, causing anxiety and confusion among National Service Personnel (NSP).
In the alarming fake publication, an individual identifying himself as “Mr. Victor NSS” and providing a contact number, 0548313412, was found promoting misinformation concerning the scheme’s deployment modules, particularly within the teaching, agricultural, and accounting aid sectors.
He claimed that service personnel could pay a certain amount of money to alter their initial postings.
Management of the NSS has categorically refuted these claims, stressing that there are no such arrangements or procedures for changing the postings of service personnel assigned to these specific modules.
The Scheme emphasised that it does not recognise any individual by the name of “Mr. Victor NSS”, and no such person has been authorized to represent the NSS in any capacity.
“Management wishes to strongly advise all National Service Personnel and the public to ignore the false information being circulated and any other similar falsehoods and to treat them with the contempt that they deserve,” the statement said.
In response to this serious breach of trust and dissemination of false information, NSS Management has taken decisive action. The matter has been referred to the appropriate security agencies to investigate and identify the individual responsible for the deceitful publication, with the aim of preventing further harm and financial losses to unsuspecting service personnel.
NSS Management further urged all Personnel and the public to contact the Scheme directly through its Regional or District Secretariats, or at the headquarters, to have their concerns and grievances addressed appropriately.