Personnel of the Community Protection Assistants (CPA) in the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region are calling for an immediate intervention from Government concerning allowances owed them.
The aggrieved personnel numbering over 200 have given the government up to January 15 to settle their unpaid stipends.
According to the group, since their engagement, their side of the contract has been diligently upheld as the general public can attest to seeing them assist the Ghana Police Service in their assigned roles; but government on the other hand is not fully committed to honoring its part of the contract.
Personnel of the CPA are not only battling the challenge of delayed payments but are also worried about the “peanuts” they receive as monthly allowances; stating that it is woefully inadequate to cater for their upkeep. They disclosed that some of them have not received their allowances for at least 5months.
According to them, tried as they have, they have exhausted the highest form of diplomacy in this case contacting the necessary institution, the Youth Employment Agency; yet all their efforts have yielded no positive results.