We’re suffering- National Service Personnel to Gov’t
The Coalition of Suffering National Service Personnel, an umbrella organization for nationals who have not received their monthly allowance for several months, will demonstrate on June 6.
Mr. Festus Kyeremanten Donkor, a spokesperson for the alliance, delivered this notification in an interview with Accra100.5Ghana M’s Yensom morning show host Odehyeeba Kofi Essuman on June 3, 2022.
According to him, they would not have staged a demonstration if they had received the “meager” GHS559 allowance on a consistent basis.
He stated, “We are in the month of June, and the April allowance has not been paid.”
He revealed that some of their members have worked for the past six months without receiving anything.
“When we threatened to demonstrate last month, the secretariat issued a communiqué stating that all arrears will be paid by June. It is now June, and nothing has been paid,” he bemoaned.
This, he argued, is worrisome in light of the country’s economic difficulties.
“Many of our members have taken out short-term loans from telecoms firms in the assumption that they will be reimbursed,” he said.
Mr. Donkor stated that, as part of their planned demonstration, a petition will be handed to Parliament and another to the administration of the National Service Secretariat, as the police have declared the area a security zone.