MP Donates two months’ salary To support NSS personnel in his constituency
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu has donated two months of his salary to the National Service Scheme Personnel (NSS) in North Tongu Constituency to help cushion them.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s decision follows reports over the weekend that National Service personnel have not received their monthly allowances since January 2022.
“Earlier today, I donated my entire two-month salary as MP (January and February 2022) to the North Tongu National Service Scheme District Office as my modest contribution to help cushion the 87 national service personnel posted to my beloved constituency who have not received their allowances from government for some three months,” the MP said in his Facebook post.
“I wish I was in the position to do more to alleviate the plight of this dedicated personnel who gladly agreed to serve their country in my largely rural holy district,” he noted.
“It’s very tough having to do National Service at a cost to yourself. You’re paying for your transportation in and out, which the average is about GH¢11 cedis a day if you’re using public transport every day.
“And then you feed yourself. If you spend let’s say GH¢15 twice, that’s GH¢30. That’s GH¢41 in a day. And then you’re being given n allowance of GH¢559. If you do the calculation, you’re in debt of GH¢671, if we measure on thirty days.
And still, for three months, this has not been paid? What magic are national service personnel supposed to perform? Are we magicians?”, he quizzed.