The Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) says the government has approved an upward adjustment of national service personnel allowances from GH¢350.00 to GH¢559.04 monthly with effect from 1st April, 2017.
“Management wishes, therefore, to urge all national service personnel to reciprocate this gesture by further committing themselves to working even harder to support the government’s effort at improving the economy.”
The government on assumption of office, froze the increment approved by the Mahama administration which was to take effect from January 1. It was among a number of ‘last-minute’ decisions by the outgoing administration to be put on hold for review. In the case of the NSS allowance, the new administration said the increment was not captured in the supplementary budget presented to Parliament in November 2016.
The freeze saw service personnel threaten demonstrations, demanding that it be restored and arrears paid them.