There is mixed feeling over an increment in the allowances of National Service personnel. The Ministry of Finance has approved a 40% increment in the allowances, translating from GHC350 to GHC559.05.
A letter signed by the ministry’s chief Director, Patrick Nomo and dated 14th December, 2016 read in part that “…approval is hereby given for the National Service personnel allowance to be adjusted as follows: Current rate-GHC350…approved rate-GHC559.04.”
“By copy of this letter, the Auditor-General is requested to audit the new rate to enable the Ministry of Finance authorize payment,” it added.
The increment is expected to take effect from January 1, 2017.
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