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Police on peacekeeping in N/R fume over ‘unpaid allowances’


Date: Saturday March 9, 2019, 9:49 am


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Some aggrieved Police personnel on peacekeeping missions in the various conflict areas in the North East, Savannah and Northern Regions are reportedly fuming with rage over their ‘unpaid rations’ since December 2018 till date. 

The officers who are deployed to Yendi, Zabzugu, Bimbilla, Chereponi, Saboba, Gushegu, Wulensi and Salaga told WatchGhana.Com’s correspondent, Akyereba Kwabena most of the personnel have resorted to borrowing money from friends and close associates to feed themselves and their families, a situation they described as “unpleasant” to them. 


According to them, their underground checks had revealed that the allowances had been released to their superior officers by the Mayor of Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior but their efforts to know the cause for the delay in payment had proved futile. 


“We are going through a lot as peace officers operating from these trouble zones. Our condition here is not the best at all, but we can’t complain because we owe it a duty to protect the people of Ghana. However it becomes more uncomfortable and unacceptable when those of our leaders who are supposed to ensure we work comfortably are rather those creating uncomfortable situations for us. How can you work comfortably when you are thinking about how to get money to send to your wife and children or when you yourself cannot even feed properly”.

According to the police officers, the Yendi Divisional Commander had been inundated with pressure from some of them to get him push for the payment of the rations “but anytime he also calls the Operations Commander he also tells him everything is in the hands of the Paymaster”. 
 
The aggrieved Police officers are therefore calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to either withdraw them or intervene for the release of their rations to reduce the burden they are going through. 

Efforts by WatchGhana.Com to speak to the Northern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Timothy Yusa Bonga proved unsuccessful as he could not answer his phone. 

The Mayor of Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior could not also be reached as his mobile phone numbers were off at the time of filing this report.

Source: WatchGhana.Com

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