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Following government’s delay in the payment of allowances to national service personnel accross the country, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has announced the donation of his two months salary to those in his district.
Making the announcement in a Facebook post on Tuesday, Mr. Ablakwa said, he donated his entire salary for January and February, 2022 to the North Tongu District Office of the National Service Scheme, as his modest contribution to cushion the 87 young graduates serving in the constituency, but have not been paid for almost three months.
While, indicating the onward transfer of the funds to the beneficiaries by the district NSS office, the MP also appealed to government to speed up processes to pay all accumulated arrears due the service personnel in the country.
Below is the full post of the MP
” Earlier today I donated my entire two-month salary as MP (January and February 2022) to the North Tongu National Service Scheme District Office as my modest contribution to help cushion the 87 national service personnel posted to my beloved constituency who have not received their allowances from government for some three months.
The Scheme’s Director informs me all personnel have now received their direct MoMo transfers.
I really wish I was in the position to do more to alleviate the plight of these dedicated personnel who gladly agreed to serve their country in my largely rural holy district.
May I appeal to government to expedite action in paying all accumulated arrears owed our gallant but vulnerable national service personnel. 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. “
Meanwhile, the National Service Secretariat has announced the payment of January allowances to personnel later on Tuesday.
In a release, the leadership of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) has urged their members to access the payment via their e-zwich cards at the nearest payment point.