The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has donated his entire two-month salary to the district office of the National Service Scheme in his constituency toward paying the delayed allowances of some 87 personnel in his constituency.
The opposition MP made the donation on Tuesday, 22 March 2022.
The personnel have not been paid for the past three months.
The North Tongu MP also appealed to the government to “expedite action in paying all accumulated arrears owed our gallant but vulnerable national service personnel.”
He added: “In all sincerity, the paltry allowances of national service personnel shouldn’t be left out anytime monthly wages of public sector workers are processed for payment.”
The National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) had earlier assured its members that all personnel will be paid their January allowance on Tuesday, 22 March 2022,
“Upon a series of deliberations with the management of the National Service Scheme (NSS), we can authoritatively confirm payment of an allowance for the month of January will be made on Tuesday, March 22,” a statement issued by the association and signed by its National President, Mr Emmanuel Brimpong Akosah disclosed.
The statement further implored the management of the scheme “to facilitate the payment of the allowance for the months of February and March in the shortest possible time.”
It also urged all national service personnel to “remain calm while the national leadership engages the management of the NSS and other stakeholders to find lasting solutions to avoid incurring untold hardship” of its members.