National Service Personnel across the country are worried as the National Service Scheme (NSS) is delaying the payment of their July 2021 allowances.
Our investigations proved that, as of today, Sunday, 15th August, 2021, Newly Trained Teachers among who are doing their mandatory National Service are not yet paid allowances due them for the month of July.
This surfaced after the immediate past National General Secretary of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) Mr. Issah Tuaha has shared his disappointment and worry on the unbearable delay in payment of the less privileged National Service Personnel across the country.
Aside the unpaid July 2021 allowances due the personnel, we can report that, some of the Newly Trained Teachers from the Forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education who were deployed to Basic Schools in January this year for their mandatory National Service still have outstanding allowances unpaid.
According to sources, the National Service Scheme has deliberately failed to pay allowances for the months of May and June 2021 to some struggling Service Personnel across the Country.
The Service Personnel, according to their appointment letter and the contract signed with NSS, each personnel is expected to be paid his/her allowance every month upon submission of the monthly evaluation form, which they did. But, it’s unclear to them why the Scheme deliberately failed to pay their outstanding allowances.
Sources also disclosed that, some District/Municipal/Metropolitan NSS Coordinators or Directors failed to validate some personnel’s monthly evaluation forms to enable them being paid allowances.
The affected personnel told Coverghana.com.gh that, the situation is unacceptable and unfortunate, as they struggle everyday to survive at their various usual agencies.
According to them, they wish a communication whatever will come from Ghana National Service Scheme or National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) Headquarters on the subject matter but nobody seems to mind them in this difficult situation.
The personnel are calling on the powers be to immediately pay their outstanding allowances to enable them survive.