The National Service Personnel (Newly Trained Teachers) across the country are calling on management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) to pay their two (2) months outstanding National Service Allowances.
The Personnel who began their one year mandatory National Service on 15th January, 2021 and expected to end on 30th November, 2021 are worried over the unpaid allowances, a situation they described as devastating and causing more harm to them at their various places of Service.
According to the 2020 batch of Trained Teachers deployed from the Forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education, the National Service Scheme has failed to pay the allowances for the months of September 2021 and October 2021.
The National Service Scheme is mandated to pay an amount of GH¢559.4 per month to each National Service Personnel. Unfortunately, the scheme has failed to pay September and October allowances to the Newly Trained Teachers across the country.
The Scheme has since remain quite on the delay of the National Service Personnel’s unpaid allowances.
Some of the Personnel who spoke to Coverghana news team complianed bitterly over the Scheme’s inability to pay their outstanding allowances.
They also expressed disastisfaction towards the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) for showing unconcerned attitudes in the situation they find themselves.
“It’s rather unfortunate that, NSS has failed to pay our allowances for two months. September and October allowances have not been paid. Not even a single statement comes from the NSS or NASPA on the delay or unpaid allowances due us. We are suffering, we don’t have money to buy food stuffs, we have credited items and food from people and haven’t paid them. Our landlords are chasing us for rent and utility bills. This is very embarrassing” Some of the National Service Personnel told Coverghana.com.gh
The Personnel are therefore calling on management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) to pay them their outstanding allowances to help them survive at post