We’ve not increased service allowance – NSS

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5809103012136_2245568147342THE National Service Secretariat (NSS) has denied reports circulating in a section of the media that it has increased allowance for service personnel by about GH¢80. 

Reports widely circulated on social media on Friday, March 24, 2017 suggested that the secretariat had effected an allowance increase from GH¢350 to GH¢430. 

According to the secretariat, it is still engaging parliament on the approval of its budget for 2017 which captures an expected increment. In a statement issued by the Deputy Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Gifty Oware-Aboagye, said: “The scheme will in due course communicate officially to the General public and our cherished personnel on the outcome of our engagements with Parliament over our budget and increments in service allowances specifically.” 

Service personnel in the country are expectant of an increment in allowances from the current GH¢350 to GH¢559. 

The previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government in December 2016 announced an increment to GHs559 for service personnel but the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government after assuming office in January 2017 said it could not effect the increment because it was not captured in its budget.

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