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NSS says will pay 2 of 3 months ‘claimed’ personnel arrears

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The management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) after some national service personnel lamented over unpaid 3 months allowances for this academic year has said it will in due course only pay 2 months of the personnel arrears.

A spokesman for the Scheme, Armstrong Esaah speaking on JoyNews’ The Probe monitored by EducationWeb said his outfit owe service personnel two months arrears in allowance and not three as widely circulated on social media.

“The National Service Scheme owes the National Service personnel two months, thus, January and February. personnel have been paid up to December 2021,” The National Service Scheme Public Relations Officer (PRO) told JoyNews.

He added, “We do accept the concerns and the plights of the National Service personnel regarding the delay in the payment of their allowance, but it must be established that we owe them for the month of January and February.”

Asked when the National Scheme will pay the outstanding allowances, Armstrong said assured his outfit by Wdnesday will duly pay the January allowance and that of February on a later date yet to be communicated to personnel.

But, the General Secretary of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Julius Kwame Anthony reacting to Mr Armstrong Esaah’s argument that personnel have been paid their December allowance say the claim “is not factual.”

“You can verify from several service personnel. They have not received their pay for December, January and February,” Julius stressed,” the Students Union General Secretary told the spokesperson of the National Service Scheme (NSS).

Esaah’s comment comes after the National Service Personel Association (NASPA) in a statement that said the Ghana Scheme has agreed to pay the January allowance of national service personnel on March 22, 2022, and the rest later.

“NASPA urges service personnel to remain calm while the national leadership engages the Management of NSS and other stakeholders to find lasting solutions to avoid incurring untold hardship on members,” the Association stated


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