Friday, October 13, 2017

Peacekeeping Allowance Report In "Bad Taste"...It's Still $35 As Promised By Gov't - GAF

11:46:00 PM


The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has described as "false" and in "bad taste", reports that peacekeeping allowance of Ghanaian troops on various peacekeeping missions has been slashed; contrary to a March promise by the government to increase it to $35 from $31.

The GAF observed that the "negative comments" are being circulated "with the intention of downplaying the efforts of Government in promoting troops welfare".

Some newspapers published this week that Ghanaian soldiers said to be returning home from Lebanon on peacekeeping duties have been paid only $1,000 instead of $3,000 as their accrued allowances.

This development, according to the news reports, caused rage and disenchantment among the soldiers returning home on leave from UNIFIL duties in Lebanon.

But in a statement released and signed by the Director Public Relations of the GAF Colonel E Aggrey-Quashie, it stated categorically that "this information is totally untrue and without any iota of truth. It is hereby reiterated that the approved rate of payment remains $35.00 per soldier per day without any intention of reducing it

Read Full Statement Below:

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has noted with concern a untrue publication in the Daily Post Newspaper on 12 October 2017 claiming that troops on UN peacekeeping operations are being paid $31.00 instead of the $35.00 promised by Government.

GAF wishes to state categorically that this information is totally untrue and without any iota of truth. It is hereby reiterated that the approved rate of payment remains $35.00 per soldier per day without any intention of reducing it.

The negative comments being circulated with the intention of downplaying the efforts of Government in promoting troops welfare is considered to be in horrible taste and the general public is hereby advised to disregard it.

SIGNED

E AGGREY-QUASHIE
Colonel
Director Public Relations


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