Member of Parliament for Mpraeso, Davis Ansah Opoku has said there has not been any delay in the payment of allowances to National Service personnel.
He said the NSS persons are now expecting their May allowance to be paid.
Speaking on the New Day show on TV3 Wednesday June 8, he said “As we speak, there hasn’t been any delay in the payment of their allowance. They are now expecting their May allowance which I am told will be paid to them in the middle of June.”
His comments come after a group calling itself Coalition of Suffering National Service Personnel hit the streets of Accra on June 6 to demonstrate over their unpaid allowances.
They said the delay in payment of their allowance is causing untold financial hardship.
The demonstration which started from the Obra sport in Accra, ended at the Parliament House where a petition was presented to the Speaker, Alban Bagbin.
The President of the Group, Weachea Awaregya said “We are suffering. We are living in a time where everything is difficult. Salary workers are suffering, everybody is currently suffering and we are living on a national service allowance of 559 and that is not enough.
“Aside from the fact that the money is small, it is not being paid on time,” he stated.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana