Pay us our 5 months allowance – NSS personnel to government

Pay us our 5 months allowance – NSS personnel to government

National Service personnel are crying out to managers of the scheme to settle their allowance which has been in arrears for five months.

According to them, the arrears started accumulating in October 2021.

Despite the amount being meagre, they said an early disbursement in the long run alleviate the economic plight they are currently going through.

Some of the affected personnel revealed that they are currently facing severe financial challenges because of the delay in payment of their allowances.

“From where I stay to where I was posted, the distance is far, and I pick three vehicles before I get to work. I started working in October [2021] and now we are in March, and I have not received any money from them,” one of the personnel lamented.

Another personnel said, “I haven’t received any allowance. I pick a car from the house to the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and walk from there to my workplace. This is because if I take another car from the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, it means I will not get money to pick a car back home. Getting money for basic things is now a problem”.

Some National Service personnel have also appealed to the government to consider an increment in the monthly allowances.

They complained that the current monthly allowance of GH¢559 is not enough to match up to the rising cost of living in the country.

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