A Study into the Motivation of National Service Personnel in the Atiwa District

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The study explain how National Service Personnel in the Atiwa District are motivated to give of their best for National development by examine the types of motivational packages available, and determine the motivational packages service personnel preferred the district director to offer them and the problems associated with motivating the service personnel. A descriptive design using the survey methods was used to collect data from 154 service personnel using the stratified sampling methods. The major findings of the study are that there are various motivational packages available to the service personnel in the Atiwa district and they include visits by the District Director, regular allowance and award of national service certificate in recognition of rendering service to the nation. The most preferred motivational packages of service personnel are the provision of accommodation and posting of personnel to institution related to their study. Major recognitions include provision of accommodation for the service personnel especially those in the rural communities and provision of adequate budgetary allocation to motivate service personnel at the end of the service period.
A thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of COMMONWEALTH EXECUTIVE MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION,