The President of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA), Emmanuel Brimpong Akosah, has appealed to the government to consider increasing the allowance paid to service personnel to enable them make a meaningful living.
He noted that the minimum wage has been increased and considering factors such as high cost of accommodation, high cost of transportation, and other responsibilities NSS personnel have to undertake, they also deserve an increase.
Speaking at the national launch of the NASPA Week Celebration in Takoradi on the theme, ‘Sustainable Mining for National Development, An All in All Call’, he described the theme as appropriate since illegal mining activities were on the increase.
According to him, the drive against the menace cannot be achieved without the support of all and sundry and called on the personnel to add their voice in advocacy for the sustainable mining development drive to be achieved.
Mr Akosah announced that the National Service Personnel Week Celebration would start from July 26 – August 1 throughout the Districts in the country.