The Management of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) amid delay in the release of funds by the government has said the trainees allowance from September to December 2021 if not paid by end of this month will be settled next year.
A source close to NABCO in an interview with Bolgatanga-based A1 Radio 101.1 monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said even though the monthly allowances have been delayed however the Corps in due course will make payment.
He urged affected service trainees to exercise patience and bear with the Management of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) as they work tirelessly to settle the owed allowances for them to also enjoy this year’s festive season.
“We have an unusual delay in the payment of the stipends which is quite worrying for us. But we are always up to the task and we are working on it. The September, November and December allowance will be paid,” he noted.
In a related development, the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) says it will be unable to pay this year’s 4% salary arrears of staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
The Controller in a statement copied to EducationWeb said the arrears which represent the last two (2) months arrears of the 4% salary increment for 2021 expected to be paid as part of salaries for December 2021 will be paid in 2022.
The Accountant General in the release issued on December 22 said only 40% of Ghana Education Service (GES) staff and 20% of Ghana Health Service (GHS) staff despite the technical problem were paid the afore-mentioned arrears.
“This was due to system performance hitch that was going to unduly delay the payment of December salaries for the entire public servants beyond the scheduled pay date,” the Controller Department stated in the press statement.
The central government Agency however has assured that all the affected public sector workers that their last two (2) months arrears resulting from the 4% salary increase will be added to their January salary in 2022.
“In consultation with stakeholders, a decision was taken to truncate the processing of arrears for the 2 Institutions. This was to enable the CAGD to pay the affected staff their basic salaries and allowances on the scheduled date.
This decision was taken to avert the possibility of delaying the payment of the entire December salaries and its impact on the festive season,” the Agency responsible for payment of government workers salaries noted in the release.