The out-going government has approved a request from the National Service Secretariate (NSS) to increase the allowance of service personnel by about 60%. Service personnel will from January 2017 be paid a monthly allowance of GH¢559 from the GH¢350 they currently receive.
According to citifmonline.com, a letter sight from the Ministry of Finance indicated the ministry gave the approval last week.
About 70,407 service personnel are currently serving in various institutions in the public and private sectors.
The acting Executive Director of the National Service Secretariate (NSS), Dr Michael Kpessah Whyte said the increment followed series of complaint from service personnel who said the current allowance was woefully inadequate considering their expenses and cost of living.
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