The National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) following the current situation in the country as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak has petitioned the government to consider increasing the NSS allowance paid to personnel.
Emmanuel Brimpong Akosah, the President of the NASPA speaking at the NASPA Week Celebration in Takoradi said the increment of the allowance will enable service personnel to make a meaningful living in the midst of the virus.
He noted the increment of minimum wage by the government indicates NSS personnel allowance has to be increased to a reasonable amount to enable them to pay the high cost of accommodation and high costs of transportation.
Advising the personnel, Emmanuel Akosah encouraged them to demonstrate the skills and knowledge acquired while at post and wherever they find themselves after their one-year mandatory service to the nation.
Speaking on the theme ‘Sustainable Mining for National Development, An All in All Call’, he said the National Service Personnel Week Celebration would start from July 26 – August 1 throughout the Districts in the country.
Meanwhile, the Management of the Ghana National Service Scheme (NSS) last year debunked reports indicating the Government of Ghana (GoG) has increased the NSS allowance to GH₵ 699.000 for service personnel nationwide.