National Service Personnel to Receive 520.59 Cedis in June

National Service Secretariat increases NSS allowance to Ghc 559, 2017/2018 National Service Posting

National Service Personnel Nationwide are to expect a 30 Ghana cedis deduction from their allowances this month.

The 30 cedis deduction was birthed at a mini congress held in Kumasi held by National Executives of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) and has been seconded by the National Service secretariat, Mr. Mustapha Usif.

According to the NASPA executives, the reason for the deduction is to provide a 2 yard NASPA cloth for both male and female and also fund the NASPA week. 20 cedis is going to be used for the cloth and 10 cedis is going to be used for the NASPA week.

Notably some District Executives of NASPA have kicked against the move by the National Executives to deduct money from the allowances of personnel. The LANMMA District Executives have been the loudest in this protest and have accused the National Executives of shrouding the whole issue in secrecy for whatever their motives are.

The National Executives have defended their stance quoting the NASPA constitution in which there is a provision that gives the Association the right to impose levies and/or duties as and when the need arises. However, those opposing this deduction also argue that the cloth is unnecessary and that during the NSS registration, personnel paid 40 cedis of which 10 cedis is used as NASPA dues hence 10 cedis times over 70,000 personnel would show the amount of money they get for running NASPA and organizing week celebrations.

Service Personnel Displaying their Displeasure.

Questions have also been raised about how the procurement of the said cloths would be done, the company going to print the cloths and even whether the cloths would be available to Personnel before they vacate post. Blames are also being thrown at the Secretariat for not informing personnel before deducting anything from their allowances and also not vetting the decision of the National Executives well enough. Many are wondering why such a decision is being shoved down the throat of personnel

Not surprisingly, many personnel are of the view that these executives do not have their interest at heart and want to divert funds into their pockets. National Executives are tight lipped on this development.

About Calvin Gyasi

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  1. I tot the e ex president increased the national service salary so why wasn’t ours increased??? It is that you people have pocket our monies or wat???

  2. Wat help av u guys offered to us so far huh??? Everytin is corruption . U guys noe perfectly well u shld pay us but u won’t, rather wait for sm of us to come n pay monies to u b4 u release eir money to them. Wat non6 huh. If u had a dota, son or any relative working wuld u av paid him or her beyond 3 or 4 months working huh??? Wat do you expect those of us who don’t av money to do??? Where do u expect us to get money to come and pay bribe of abt 150,300,350,etc for u guys to release our monies??? U guys shld remember what goes round comes around yh. N for dah 30cedis n 10cedis u guys want to deduct frm our money, did u sit n think abt it,?? Wat kind of autocratic decision to is dis?? Sm of we e new rotational nurses don’t even noe e so called executives. U guys shld think cos if u weee to be in our shoes u’d av bin complaining. Mmmttccchheewww

  3. And if 30 cedis will be deducted for cloth ,as whether if it is all the NSS participants will be interested in that cloth , coz we r not doing the service with cloth as a dressing code and I don’t think this decision will be appropriate coz know one requested for a cloth for service. We don’t need the cloth .. I will say this is a real corruption by some of the NSS official s

  4. hmmm. why did the so called executive wait until now that they are imposing this on us? it is funny how certain people abuse the authority given to them for their selfish interest.
    How do we hold them accountable for every cedi deduction when we have less than two months to end the service..corruption !!!!! God save our Mother Ghana.

  5. Please what nonsense is this
    Who says I need NSS cloth and for what
    We won’t agree to this deduction
    They better change their mind before we cause commotion.

  6. This is totally unacceptable and bullshit. How could they take decision without consulting we the personals. F**k the soo called executives. They are only there for their personal interest. I bet you if I am able to get my share of the soo called cloth, I will either use it as my ‘t-roll” or burn it. Stupid executives who are only there to ‘chop money’. I rest my case

  7. I don’t really know what they sometimes take us for. This idea is total bullshit and some of us will take to any length if the need arises. What deductions again. The earlier you change the decision, the better. I can’t even waste my breath on this baseless decision. What nonsense. What cloth,? The cheek of it. Total nonsense

  8. Apuu taking decision for who..? I work for my pocket and for my success oo not for someone to make decisions for me after my hard labour on how I should spend my money…
    Why…why…can’t take this anymore..

    When we are about to register for this service we paid 40ghc and they said 10gh will be use for NASPA dues and now as we are about to complete this same service they are deducting 30gh in which 20 for cloth and 10gh for that same dues we paid before stating the service …. In fact this is day ligth stealing …. Which kind of corrupted leaders be this ?? U ppl must stop misusing our resources and stop deciding for the living …
    If you go ahead to deduct this money u will witness what will happen to you ppl … Is a promise


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