All public service employees on the Single Spine Salary Structure will from January 2017 enjoy a 12.5 percent increase in monthly salary.
This follows an agreement by the Public Services Joint Standing Negotiating Committee (PSJSNC).
The Committee in a communique dated September 13, 2016 said the increment was an across-the-board salary increase.
The Communique was signed by jointly signed by the Chief Executive of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission George Smith Graham and General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, Dr Yaw Baah.
Some Ghanaians have questioned government’s decision to increase salaries with just two weeks to leave office.
They have opined that the decision was malicious and a deliberate attempt to frustrate the economic plans of the incoming government but the Mahama-led administration has insisted the move had long been planned and has nothing to do with the incoming government.
‘NSS allowance increased’
In a related development, government has announced a 60% increase in the allowance for National Service Personnel (NSS) across the country.
A letter sighted by citifmonline.com indicates the Ministry of Finance had approved the increment from the current GHs350 to GHs559.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana