Official NSS Allowance National Service personnel to receive GH¢559 allowance from April 1

The government on assumption of office froze the increment, saying it was not captured in the supplementary budget presented to Parliament in November 2016.

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Government has approved an upward adjustment of national service personnel allowances from GH¢350.00 to GH¢559.04 monthly with effect from 1st April, 2017.

A statement issued by the Ag. Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Ussif Mustapha, said the the NSS management would like to express its gratitude to the government for the increment and service personnel for “their patience and fruitful periodic engagements and discussions” on the issue.

“While thanking the government for its positive response to Management’s request for the increment, Management wishes also to express its gratitude to national service personnel for their patience and fruitful periodic engagements and discussions with Management on the subject matter.

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“Management wishes, therefore, to urge all national service personnel to reciprocate this gesture by further committing themselves to working even harder to support the government’s effort at improving the economy.”

The increment which was approved by the immediate past John Mahama-led administration was expected to take effect from January 1.

But the government on assumption of office froze the increment, saying it was not captured in the supplementary budget presented to Parliament in November 2016.

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