Mahama increases peace-keeping allowance
President John Mahama, announced a thirty-one dollar increase in peacekeeping allowances for military personnel.
The announcement at a durbar with the officers, men and civilian employees of the Ghana Armed Forces was greeted with excitement.
The mode of payment has also been restructured in a way that allows prompt payment of their money.
“We have decided to increase by one US Dollar a day, the rate that is paid to peace-keeping soldiers” President Mahama.
He also assured the government would ensure that allowances due army personnel were paid promptly.
President Mahama also noted that things in the army in terms of logistics are much better than it was when his government took over in 2009.
According to him, there are a number of infrastructural and logistical developments in the Armed Forces including three new troop transport carriers for the Air Force.
“One is currently serving in Mali with the United Nations, two are available domestically” He added.