NSS holds up allowances of 8,000 National Service personnel

NSS holds up allowances of 8,000 National Service personnel

The National Service Scheme (NSS) has announced that the allowances for about 8,000 National Service workers have been withheld.


In a statement signed by the acting Executive Director of NSS, Mustapha Ussif, the Scheme explained that the hold up in allowances has become necessary due to certain irregularities spotted.

NSS holds up allowances of 8,000 National Service personnel

Executive Director of NSS, Mustapha Ussif

It further explained that the suspension of payment was due to the fact that some persons were engaging in illegal acts such as impersonation in a bid to claim allowances for the month.

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Affected persons are therefore advised to go through the proper process of registration, before their allowances can be paid.


Sections of the statement read: “Service personnel are therefore required to go to designated e-zwich service points to load their cards to access their allowances.


“…all national service personnel who have not biometrically registered were not captured for payment of the September, 2017 allowances.


“All such national service personnel are therefore advised to visit the designated centres in Accra, Kumasi, or Tamale without any further delay to complete their biometric registration for their names to be validated for payment of allowances due them.


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There had been some form of agitation from National Service personnel over delay in payment of their allowances for the month of September, however, Mr Ussif has disclosed that that of 58, 000 service workers have already been cleared.


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According to him, the delay was as a result of the NSS having problems with authentication and validation of personnel.

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