The Executive Director of the Ghana National Service Scheme, (NSS), Mustapha Ussif, has been awarded by the Voiceless Media and Consult for leading the Scheme to embark on many operational initiatives and innovations that have made national service stress-free and attractive to service personnel.
The award, consisting of a citation and a personal insurance cover of up to GH¢40,000 for a year from Best Assurance Company, was presented to Mr Ussif in the company of management and staff, at a brief ceremony at the headquarters of the National Service Scheme on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
In his address, Chief Akilu Sayibu, Managing Director of The Voiceless Consult disclosed that the award was informed by research and monitoring activities conducted by his organisation over the past six months to identify and recognise well-deserving appointed public officials who are leveraging on their capacities to push the frontiers of the organisations they lead.
“The factors we considered include but not limited to his leadership style, relationships with staff, personnel and other Chief Executive Officers, the corporate culture of the organisation as well as personal achievements and contributions as a former Member of Parliament of Yagabo-Kubori Constituency,” he said.
Appointed Executive Director in 2017, Mustapha Ussif has since turned the fortunes of the Scheme. The Scheme under his watch has received a boost in its public image due to the laudable operational innovations such as the introduction of new modules, digitisation enrolment system, paperless registration system, certificate delivery system among many others.
Mustapha Ussif, upon receipt of the award, thanked Voiceless Media and Consult for the honour and dedicated it to the entire staff and personnel of the Scheme for their hardwork and dedication.
He also expressed gratitude to his two deputies- Gifty Oware-Aboagye (Deputy Executive Director, General Services) and Kwaku Ohene Gyan (Deputy Executive Director, Operations)- for their unflinching support towards the realisation of the organisational dream.
“This award will serve as a wind in our sail and will propel us to deliver more to exceed expectations. We will therefore not relent on our effort to ensuring that the service experience is enhanced,” he said.
This recognition follows two other awards the Scheme has recently won under the leadership of Mustapha Ussif including the 2019 Inspirational Public Sector Leadership Award by IMANI Africa, Best Young CEO of The Year-Public Sector by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana in 2018 and a couple of nominations.
Story: Joy News