The Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has called on personnel to exercise restraint as measures are underway to settle outstanding debts and allowances.
NSS Personnel are owed two months arrears as well as outstanding debt resulting from the recent upward adjustments of their monthly allowances.
In a press statement, the Executive Director of the Scheme, Osei Assibey Antwi said his outfit has taken notice of concerns by personnel reeling from the delayed payment and assured efforts are underway to settle September allowances soon.
“Management wishes to assure service personnel that allowances for September, 2023 have been released to the Scheme and are being processed for payment as soon as possible.”
He said the remaining arrears will be settled right after September allowances are paid.
He added, “All service personnel are therefore encouraged to exercise restraint as the normal financial processes are being adhered to for all their well-deserved allowances to be paid.”
The government announced a raise in NSS allowances in July after refusing to increase it in previous service years.
The allowance is now pegged at GHC715.57 from GH¢549.04.
Prior to this, it was last increased while former President John Dramani Mahama was preparing to leave office in December 2016 from GH¢350 to GH¢549.04.