Ghanaians are calling for the increment of allowance for National Service Scheme allowance.
This new call has got the hashtag #IncreaseNssAllawa trending number 1 this morning on Twitter.
As it stands, personnel who undergo the 1-year compulsory service to the nation after completion of tertiary are taking home GHS559.
From comments sighted by Celebritiesbuzz.com.gh on Twitter, netizens are calling on the government to increase the amount because ‘things are now hard’.
The last time personnel witnessed an increase in their allowance was in April 2017.
The allowance was increased from GH¢350.00 a month to GH¢559.04 a month.
See some tweets below:
After national service, most personnel are not even retained. Others need this increment to save as start ups for their businesses. We're all not relying on government to give us jobs. We just need a push. #IncreaseNssAllawa
— Racheal (@_ramonya_1) November 17, 2020
Breaking down 559 means a day dem de mark we 18cedis 60 pesewas..if your TnT be like 12gh plus what ugo chop sef be 5gh ego left 1cedi 60pesewas..how much can u even save at the end of the month? Please #IncreaseNssAllawa na Y33bl3 pic.twitter.com/fUtQkYXgTE
— Baggio😎 (@BaggioMista) November 17, 2020
It’s high time NSS increase this allawa thing chale from Accra to TM everyday nor be easy!! #IncreaseNssAllawa
— Bad boy (@Derrick73444912) November 17, 2020
Service for the Nation is a blessing to the Nation. His Excellency we are counting on you to do something about our NSS allowance.#IncreaseNssAllawa
— Gregory C. Zutah (@greg_zutah) November 17, 2020
— Edy Cream (@EyramEdyCream) November 17, 2020
The transportation involve in the service is not an easy task. Mr President do something about it for us. We believe you can and you will. #IncreaseNssAllawa
— Stevenson Aidoo Best (@StevensonAidooB) November 17, 2020
— •Agbo Michael Morgan🇨🇦🇬🇭 (@MickyMorganGH) November 17, 2020
We enter the university with no allowances during our study time meanwhile, our colleagues at the teacher training and nursing colleges enjoy allowances and guaranteed employment after school. And here we are with 559gh as NSS allowance for only 10months #IncreaseNssAllawa
— Abu konlive🇬🇭🇨🇦 (@iddriss862) November 17, 2020
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