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NSS Releases Allowances of Service Personnel

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The National Service Secretariat (NSS), has released allowances for 58,000 national service personnel in the public sector for the month of September into their individual e-zwich accounts.

In a statement signed by Mustapha Ussif, Acting Executive Director of the Secretariat, indicates that 8,000 others have their allowances on hold and are under investigation for suspicion of impersonation and disqualification from doing national service.

“Service personnel are therefore required to go to designated e-zwich service points to load their cards to access their allowances”, the statement read.

Cause of Delay

According to the statement, the payment of allowances was delayed as a result of the process of authentication and validation of all national service personnel across the country.

“The exercise was necessary as it has exposed a number of irregularities. In the Ashanti region for instance, 22 people were arrested and put under investigation, nine of whom are currently facing court charges”

It further stated that national service personnel who have not biometrically registered were not captured for payment of the September, 2017 allowances.

“All such national service personnel are therefore advised to visit the designated centers in Accra, Kumasi, or Tamale without any further delay to complete their biometric registration for their names to be validated for payment of allowances due them”, it stressed.

The statement also assured all national service personnel that auditing of payment vouchers for October, 2017 personnel allowances have been concluded, and that payment would be done immediately the biometric validation is concluded.

Management further appealed to the general public to assist the Scheme by providing information to the security agencies on people who are impersonating for national service.

Source: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum

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