The Greater Accra arm of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) has decided to picket at the Flagstaff House
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) government before exiting power approved an increase in the allowances of national service personnel from GH¢350 to GH¢559.
The increment of the service personnel took effect January 1, 2017.
Some service personnel who went to the banks for their allowances were left disappointed because there was no increment on their salary.
But President of the National Service Personnel Association in the Greater Accra region, Kojo Danquah said the personnel will demonstrate if government fails to pay them.
Despite the anger of the personnel, their leadership urged calm and gave the government and the Scheme a seven-day ultimatum to rectify the anomaly but to no avail, thus the decision by the Greater Accra branch to picket on 1 March.
Below is a statement of the group rallying support:
22nd February 2017
NATIONAL SERVICE PERSONNEL TO PICKET FLAGSTAFF HOUSE
The leadership of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) G/A would want to, by this release, call its members, the media, parents, students, and all well-meaning Ghanaians to join us as we picket the Flagstaff House.
The intended date, time, and venue are as follows:
Date: 1st March 2017
Convergent point: National Theatre
We look forward to seeing you there
NASPA – READY TO SERVE
Kojo S.A Danquah
Selesi I Adablah