Over 200 Community Protection Assistants warns Gov’t Over Unpaid Allowances

Over 200 Community Protection Assistants (CPA) in the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region have given the government until January 15 to settle their unpaid allowances.They say some of them have not received their allowances for at least five months.

This, they believe is not fair and as such, they are therefore demanding that their arrears be paid.

They added that several petitions to the Youth Employment Agency have yielded no positive results.

Speaking to Citi News, the spokesperson for the Community Protection Assistants, Adam Ussif gave government up to January 15, 2019 to have their issue addressed or else face their wrath.

The whole issue is about our salary. The challenges are too much. When we came from training we started work in April [2018]. Per government work when you are given appointment, you should be expecting your salary. In April we didn’t receive our salary, in May we didn’t receive. In June some received but others did not get theirsAs time went on, more people started having problems receiving their salaries.

Some have not received their salaries for close to five months now. Last two weeks we were called to the Metro Office, when we went there they said the problem has been solved but we should check in the coming days. But we have not received our salaries yet. We will give them up to January 15, 2019 and we will return if the issue is not resolved by then, he added.

There have been a number of protests from persons engaged by some state agencies.

Some recruits under the government’s youth in afforestation programme received their allowances in December 2018 after several protests.

Some of those who spoke to Citi News said they were not happy with the development as they expected that all their due allowances would be paid to them .

One of the recruits said, They dropped just one month. You work for five months and they give you one month. How can you be happy? It is like an insult because even your transportation fare is more than just that one month.

Source: Modern Ghana