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The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has stated that last minute service personnel allowances increment by erstwhile Mahama-led administration was not captured in the November, 2016 supplementary budget.

This, the secretariat says it cannot pay the 60% increment to service personnel.

Former President John Dramani Mahama few days to his handing over power to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in December 2016 directed the secretariat to increase the allowance from GHC350 to GHC559.

The monthly allowance was expected to take effect from January 2017.

It called on the public to reject speculations that the government has decided not to approve the increment.

In a statement issued by the secretariat on Thursday, it said “The said increment which was announced on 14th December 2016, were not captured by the November, 2016 supplementary budget. Management, however, notes with concern the various interpretations being given to the issue without ascertaining from the secretariat the facts of the matter.

We wish to debunk the widespread speculations that the new administration has decided not to approve the increment of personnel allowances are false and must be disregarded by the national service personnel and the general public’.

By: Ghana/


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