The Management of the National Service Scheme is asking national service personnel and the general public to disregard news making rounds that allowances for personnel have been increased from GH¢350.00 to GH¢430.00.
According to a statement signed by the deputy executive director of the NSS, Gifty Oware-Aboagye the secretariat is still in talks with parliament fro the approval its budget for 2017 which captures an expected increment.
“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,” the release stated.
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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.
YEN has learnt that this has led to service personnels' high expectation from the NPP government.