Peacekeeping allowance of Ghanaian troops on various peacekeeping missions has been cut, contrary to a March promise by the government to increase it to $35 from $31.

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The development is said to have caused anger and disenchantment among the soldiers returning home on leave from UNIFIL duties in Lebanon who were looking forward to receiving $3,000 promised them as their allowance.

Also, the pro-opposition newspaper is claiming that the disenchantment of the troops was further stoked by the fact that 2.1% increment that the government says it has effected in the salaries of soldiers has not reflected on their pay slip.

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The government is reported to have said it was broke to pay the full amount when queries for the slash were raised by the soldiers.