28th October, 2020.
H.E. EXCELLENCY NANA ADDO-DANQUAH AKUFO ADDO,
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA,
National Service And Issues Arising
I would first like to thank you for the sterling leadership you have provided during the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The measures you have taken so far have helped reduced the spread of the virus significantly; and also brought livelihood to considerable normalcy, although there came challenging times. I write this letter, however, to formally draw your attention to the issues National Service Personnel in the country face and suggest some measures to curb them.
The estimated amount spent by an average National Service Personnel is Twenty Five Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 25.00) daily, taking into consideration money spent on transportation, feeding and utility bills. This pegs the monthly expenditure of the average service personnel at Seven Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 750.00)—about a hundred and Ninety-One Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 191.00) more than the montly allowance received by National Service Personnel. This makes it difficult for many service personnel to make endsmeet.
We would therefore like to petition your office to look into the issues service personnel encounter while delivering their mandate to their motherland. Below are some recommended actions to be taken to lessen the issues faced by service personnel.
We know that with your benign nature, you have the courage to take measures through the National Service Secretariat to mitigate these challenges that the National Service Program presents to citizens.
The National Service Personnel Association of Ghana is counting on your usual intervention in the several issues listed above.
May the good Lord bless you, and give you wisdom and good health to lead us out of these crises. Thank you.
Elijah Barimah Amoako.