Government has approved an increment in the allowances of National Service personnel, taking effect from April 1, 2017. The allowances were reviewed upward from the current GH¢350 to GH¢559.04.
“While thanking the government for its positive response to Management’s request for the increment, Management wishes also to express its gratitude to national service personnel for their patience and fruitful periodic engagements and discussions with Management the subject matter,” a press release signed by Acting Executive Director Ussif Mustapha said.
The allowances were increased by the John Mahama-led government but its implementation was stalled as a result of change in government. The situation put personnel on a collision course with government.
With the latest announcement, management of the Scheme is urging personnel “to reciprocate this gesture by further committing themselves to working even harder to support the government’s effort at improving the economy”.