The National Service Secretariat says personnel who will serve this year are likely not to see an increment of their allowances.
Deputy Executive Director at the National Service Secretariat, Gifty Oware Aboagye, who spoke in an interview on Accra based Starr FM said she believes there would not be an increment because the Finance Minister did not mention it in the mid-year budget statement.
“The budget has been read, the mid-year budget has been read and there was no increment so I don’t think there’ll be an increment in NSS allowance. Every year as NSS boss, I make a case for an increment of allowance. As NSS boss, I lose nothing if a national service personnel is paid GHC1,000.”
Meanwhile the Deputy NSS Boss has has blamed delays in postings of prospective service prospective on the recent strike by the University Teachers Association (UTAG). According to her, the strike delayed the students from completing their graduating.
“This year, the only thing that affected us, I don’t even blame it on COVID, it is really on the UTAG strike. So it just pulled us back. The UTAG strike affected postings and so some of the students are still writing exams and are not yet done with school,” she said