National Service Personnel grateful for 20% increase of allowance

The national leadership of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) on Wednesday expressed appreciation to government for the 20 per cent increase in their monthly allowance from GH¢202.90 to GH¢243.48.

“Although the Association expected a higher percentage adjustment other than the 20 per cent, it is still grateful to government through the Management and Board of the  National Service Scheme for making this move to reduce the financial burden fresh graduates are exposed to during their service period.”

In a statement issued in Accra by Mr Oscar J. Tei, National President, urged government, as a matter of urgency, to speed up the process of effecting the payment of the increment”.

The National Executive Committee of NASPA called on its District, Municipal, Metropolitan and Regional branches of the Association to respect all channels of communication and desist from putting out information in the media without due consultation with the Regional and National Executives.

The statement reminded all National Service Personnel about their responsibility and commitment first to the nation, the Association and the National Service Scheme (NSS) and should avoid negative reportage in the media which would only tarnish the image of the Association and the Scheme.

Source: GNA

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