National Service Personnels call on Nana Addo to increase their ¢559 Service Allowance

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
National Service Personnels across the country have called on President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo to increase their service allowance.

Ghanaian students who graduate from accredited tertiary institutions are required under law to do a mandatory one-year national service to the country.

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National Service Personnels across the country currently are paid an allowance of ¢559 per month, an amount that is determined by the Ministry of Finance.

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The harshtag #IncreaseNssAllawa has been trending on twitter with many National Service Personnels across the country calling on the President Nana Akufo Addo led Government to increase their service allowance since the current amount of ¢559 is woefully inadequate.

Many National Service Personnels argue that, their monthly allowance which is ¢559 is inadequate considering the cost of living and the inflation of the price of goods and services in the country.

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Below are Some of the tweets from National Service Personnels calling on President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo to increase their monthly allowance. 

@Admensjunior : NSPs are obliged to travel to wherever the Secretariat may post them irrespective of the location and conditions of living.We comply so please listen to us too.

@tratech_knust : After national service, most personnel are not even retained. Others need this increment to save as start ups for their businesses. We’re all not relying on government to give us jobs. We just need a push. 

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@themakosam : I’m confident that government will surprise all NSP on the pending payment dating September, October and November. Keep cool but remember Silence doesn’t always necessarily means consent but sometimes Confusion!

@KluRosette : The current allawa can’t even cover transportation fees before it will extend to cover other expenses.

@Sarpong : The cost we incur during this service period is too much ( rent, utility bills, transportation and affording basic necessities for ourselves). It makes life almost impossible during this period.

SOURCE : Coverghana.com.gh
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