Mahama announces $700 allowance for military

President John Mahama said government has approved an increase in the allowances of all soldiers who embark on peacekeeping missions.

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He said government has approved an increase in the allowances of all soldiers who embark on peacekeeping missions.

He made this known at the graduation ceremony of the military graduation at Teshie in Accra on Friday.

President Mahama said “I have approved a recommendation from the military high command and the Armed Forces Council for the introduction of a Ghana government paid leave allowance of 700 US dollars for all ranks on external peace keeping operations.”

He noted that, “I recall my interaction with you at the Burma Hall last month on 11th August, 2016 during my working visit to the Burma camp. A number of issues were raised and as a listening father I have considered them.

“I have therefore approved a recommendation from the Military High Command and Armed Forces Council for the introduction of a Ghana government paid leave allowance of 700 US dollars for all ranks on external peacekeeping missions.

“Rationed allowances for all uniformed personnel have also been increased to GHC120 and clothing allowances for civilian employees has also been increased to GHC40. These adjustments take effect from 3rd September 2016 and we shall continue to upwardly review other allowances at the appropriate time."

He said government will “increase the numerical strength of the Ghana Armed Forces and continue to provide the needed up-to-date logistics to facilitate and enhance your performance."

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