Oware-Mensah: We’re working to review national service allowance
The deputy executive director of the National Service Scheme, Gifty Oware-Mensah, has revealed that the scheme is working to review the level of allowance given to national service personnel.
The national service allowance was increased from GHC350.00 a month to GHC559.04 a month in 2018.
Over the year, some service personnel have been pushing for the government to consider a further increment in the monthly allowances. According to them, the current allowance of GHC559 is not enough to match up to the rising cost of living in the country.
Speaking on Asaase Radio’s Candid Voice show, Oware-Mensah assured that they are looking at a possible review of the allowance.
“We’re done defending our budget. 2020 is already closed. For 2021, it has been sent. Maybe the 2022 when the mid-year budget is reviewed,” she told show host, Benjamin Offei-Addo.
She added: “I think that for 2021 we tried putting it out but the negotiation didn’t go as planned as a result of COVID. We’re still pushing… for the comfort of our service personnel to do better job.”