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NSS denies claims of increase in allowances


By: Roberta Gayode Modin

Acting Director of Public Affairs of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Mr. Ambrose Entsiwah Jnr.,  has refuted claims of an increase in allowances for National Service Personnel.

However, he maintained that there are processes underway to secure an increment in allowances for service personnel.

“The rumour about increase in allowances, we have not determined any amount of money to be paid as an increase in allowances. However, there is a conversation with regards to a possible increase in allowances,” he told Thelma Tackie on the GTV Breakfast Show.

“We have had discussions with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission on a possible increase of National Service allowances. Once we agree on the figures, we’ll make it known to everybody,” he assured.

Ambrose Entsiwah Jnr.

The National Service Scheme is a mandatory one-year service requirement for all individuals who graduated from an accredited tertiary institution under Act 426 of 1980.

Service Personnel are currently paid a little over GH₵500 which is barely enough to see them through the month. According to some service personnel, the biggest challenge of doing service is that the allowance is always in arrears.

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