This may sound like a joke; an increase from 30 dollars to 31 dollars, the first since 2009 for Ghanaian peacekeepers was made by President Mahama a few week ago.
Since the small increase, the President has been pressured to add something more as the dollar increase wouldn’t do anything for the men and women who put their lives at risk for global peace.
And President Mahama has succumbed to pressure from the Ghana Armed Forces over their peacekeeping allowance, which he has now increased from $31 to $35, according to DailyGuide.
The newspaper reports that, the new increase has come about because soldiers believed the initial $1 top-up announced by President Mahama was too meagre, considering the amount paid to the Ghana government by the UN.
“Some retired senior military officers had therefore called on the government to further adjust the daily allowance upward to stem the tension in the barracks,” the newspaper added.
This, the President has done with the addition of an extra 4 dollars.