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No ‘alawa’ for you – Nana Boakye tells former NSS personnel

Some service personnel who have extended their services and are anticipating allowances have been left disappointed after it emerged that they will not receive a dime for their services.

The Deputy National Service Director in charge of Operations, Henry Nana Boakye who disclosed this on Accra based Okay FM said the move is to ensure that payment is done accordingly and also erase the pay roll of ghost names.

He said though these personnel may have genuine concerns, their names will be deleted from the payroll since they have already served their term.

“Any personnel who have already served the nation will not be paid and the laws of the country even do not accept it. We always receive complaints from these personnel saying they have not been paid for some months but I want them to understand that those who have already served and have been paid already but chose to undertake the service again will not be paid” he said.

National Service personnel across the country have for the past two (2) months not received their allowances.

The government approved the amount of GHC559 to be paid as monthly allowance to National Service personnel.

Payments of the upward adjustment started from April 1, management of the National Service Secretariat said.

The NSS allowance was increased by President John Mahama in his last days in office.

But speaking on the issue, Mr. Nana Boakye explained that they understand the conditions of the service personnel.

Nana Boakye also added that the enrollment of service personnel this year alone increased which he believes delayed in payment of the service allowance.

This notwithstanding, he indicated that about 9,000 personnel have so far been paid as at Wednesday afternoon.

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