Those of us who have served the nation after tertiary education, through the Compulsory National Service Scheme implementation in Ghana, will attest to the fact that, the monthly allowance of GH¢350.00 was a meager salary which could not help pay our rents and utility bills, etc. For this reason, the outgoing government, among its “last minute” decisions, increased the service allowance from GH¢350.00 to GH¢599.04, but the incumbent government froze the increment, saying that it was not captured in the supplementary budget presented to parliament in November 2016. However, the adjustment has just been approved according to a Press Release on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Read on for the full details.
The management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) says the government has approved an upward adjustment of national service personnel allowance from GH¢350.00 to GH¢559.04 monthly with effect from April 1, 2017.
In a statement issued by the Acting General Executive Director, Ussif Mustapha, the NSS management expressed gratitude to the government for the increment and service personnel for their patience and fruitful persistent engagement and discussions on the issue. He further encouraged the personnel to work assiduously to reciprocate this kind gesture.
“While thanking the government for its positive response to Management’s request for the increment, Management in turn wishes to express its profound gratitude to national service personnel for their patience and fruitful periodic engagements and discussions with Management on the subject.”
“Management wishes, therefore, to urge all national service personnel to reciprocate this gesture by further committing themselves to working even harder to support the government’s effort at improving the economy.”