President John Dramani Mahama has today announced that his government has approved a $700 annual leave package for military officers on external peace keeping operations.
The President made this announcement when he attended the 2016 Ghana Military Academy graduation parade at Teshie in Accra.
He said: “I have approved a recommendation from the military high command and the Armed Forces Council for the introduction of a Ghana government paid leave allowance of 700 US dollars for all ranks on external peace keeping operations.”
President Mahama added that, all civilians who work with the military would also get a GHC 40 increment in their allowances.
“Rationed allowances for all uniformed personnel have also been increased to GHC 120 and clothing allowances for civilian employees has also been increased to GHC40. These adjustments take effect from 3rd September 2016 and we shall continue to upwardly review other allowances at the appropriate time,” he said.
This new annual leave package comes just weeks after the President was “forced” to increase the the salary of Ghanaian peacekeepers from 31 dollars to 35 dollars.
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