The meager 560 Ghana cedis been paid to the national service personnel for their monthly salary have compiled many of them to sleep in lotto kiosks while others combined to rent quack bedrooms.
The Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions NASPA president, Prince Gyasi Berchie Antwi disclosed this at their yearly Dinner and Awards Awards night, held in the Techiman Brokyempim hall.
He says, several of them are family heads and they have no other alternative than to accommodate in the lottery kiosks to manage with their meager salary.
The NASPA president says most of them cover long distances to their workplaces since they cannot afford taxi fare.
He says since the establishment of the National Services Scheme in 1973, they are been treated like slaves. It is sad no government policy had favoured the service personnel he noted.i
Mensah Hassan explains why he prefers to accommodate in Lottery Kiosk.
Richard Asamoah, the Techiman municipal NSS director who was the special guest speaker at the occasion pleaded with the personnel to make use of the little that they earn. He said the challenges of the service personnel had been in existence for decades and can not be fixed in a day.
Despite the above challenges, the service personnel proved that poverty with the sound mind is better than riches. They enjoyed their dinner and awards night in a grand style till day break
The outstanding officers were honoured with citation plaques.