It has become a truism that the top only works to satisfy themselves and the lower sector loses even more of the things privileged them.
Two distinct teams emerge from a cursory glance: the worker who earns both salary and enjoy some allowances and another, only allowances .Which among the two is also unfairly distributed?
From the allawa class, NSP has steered their standard of living to become like a righteous man in Jerusalem who can’t afford a robe; And on each subsequent workday, set to expand his/her debts further.
There is this increasing sense of obligation as a young person (concerned citizen), mindful of the welfare of the young and brilliant future caretakers of old motherland Ghana, to in one piece though impossible to represent all but the majority, seek your immediate action on the payment of the mandatory allowances to these struggling young people serving the nation.
We must be reminded that the most important transformational stage of a young graduate occurs in the first three years after school of which the first year in services is the foundation.
Therefore our secretariat priorities need to target the introduction of some facilities through agencies like overdrafts among others to reflect this knowledge.
In plain words, NSPs bleed financially and get into debts and other credit facilities that do not even support with a simple interest rate as a result of the delay in the first Payments. We can’t be repeating the same mistakes that burden the average National Service Personnel all the time. We appeal to the National Service Secretariat to kindly act as soon as possible in paying NSPs their outstanding allowances.
The Secretariat should consider paying them on time, provide interventional credit facilities like suggested above, and upgrade their financial status if possible by liaising with the Minister of Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori Atta to include such in a supplementary or contingency plan. NSP’s are equally important.
By: Franklin Aaron Kyeremeh