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Service personnel to sue NSS over 'illegal' deductions

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 Source: Daniel Kaku

Members of the Concerned National Service Personnel (CNSP) have given the National Service Secretariat (NSS) a week ultimatum to provide them tangible reasons for deducting GHC15 from their allowances without their knowledge.

A petition issued to the Secretariat on Thursday, July 12, 2018, signed by their Convenor, Joel S. Ndede indicated, "We the Concerned National Service Personnel (CNSP), do hereby petition National Service Secretariat (NSS), through your high office, to furnish us reasons why an amount of GHC15 was deducted from our mandatory national service allowance of GHC559.04, resulting in payment of GHC544.04 as allowance for June, 2018, without giving us any prior notice".

The personnel have, therefore, given the Secretariat seven days ultimatum to repeal its decision and explained to them the reason for the deductions else they would be forced to seek legal redress.

According to the statement, the Nation Service Personnel are very determined and well prepared to take any appropriate legal steps if NSS fails to provide us tangible reasons for such unlawful deduction after the 7 days ultimatum.

Below is the full statement

The National Service Secretariat (NSS)

P.O.Box 46, Accra

Date: Thursday, 12th July, 2018

Petition by Concerned National Service Personnel (CNSP)


We demand the National Service Secretariat an ultimatum of 7 days to provide us tangible reasons for illegal deduction of ghc15 from our allowances

We the undersigned, for and on behalf of Concerned National Service Personnel (CNSP), do hereby petition National Service Secretariat (NSS), through your high office, to furnish us reasons why an amount of Gh15 was deducted from our mandatory national service allowance of Gh559.04, resulting in payment of GH544.04 as allowance for June, 2018, without giving us any prior notice.

We, the Concerned National Service Personnel, consider this deduction as unlawful, unfair, fraudulent and illegal with intention to steal us our national service allowance since such deduction is not grounded in any law or constitution or Act and for that reason, it is a deliberate act of extorting monies and robbing innocent and poor national service personnel who are struggling to survive under the high cost of living in this country, which is subject to criminal offence under section 124 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (ACT 29).

The statement therefore described the move by NSS as unlawful and as a means of extorting monies from them.

The Nation Service Personnel are very determined and well prepared to take any appropriate legal steps if NSS fails to provide us tangible reasons for such unlawful deduction after 7 days ultimatum.

We believe that this petition will be useful to you and will help clear the mess.

Humbly submitted.

Signed!

Joel .S Ndede (Hon.Arise)

Convenor,

Concerned National Service Personnel (0553087057)

Michael Kweku, Concerned National Service Person

Elizabeth Moro,

Concerned National Service Person

Frimpong Siaw,

Concerned National Service Person

Source: Daniel Kaku

Source: Daniel Kaku
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