200,000 NSS persons unable to access allowances following death of Coordinator

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About 200,000 National Service persons at Suhum in the Eastern Region

are unable to access their allowances following the alleged suicide of

Lambert Akansah, district coordinator of the scheme.

Mr Akansah is the sole signatory of the bank account of the Suhum

Municipal Office of the National Service Secretariat (NSS).

The only staff who worked with him at the National Service office in

Suhum has locked up the premises to escape incessant demands from the

service personnel who visit there to collect their allowances.

The officer Albert Aboagye tells Joy News he is currently negotiating

with the Regional Office to resolve the matter.

"Ever since he [Lambert Akansah] passed on, we have been trying to

find ways and means to see how we will do our payments. Currently I'm

at the regional office to see how we can find a solution to the


He said preparations were underway to pay the service personnel until

the untimely passing of the coordinator.

Mr Aboagye is uncertain who will be appointed to take charge of the

deceased coordinator's role but said all is being done to ensure that

the service personnel are paid as soon as possible.

The Suhum Municipal Coordinator of the NSS is a lleged to have

committed suicide on Monday, December 29, 2014.

Mr Lambert Akansah, a 45-year-old father of four is said to have used

a nylon rope to hang himself on a mango tree near his apartment at

Ogome-Brigade in Somanya.

He is believed to be among the 23 district directors of the NSS who

are being investigated by the Bureau of National Investigation

(BNI)andis reported to have been invited by theBNIto Accra on December

29, 2014 in connection with investigations into the alleged

misappropriation of GHȻ7.9 million belonging to the scheme.

Meanwhile police investigating the alleged suicide are expected to

receive an autopsy report today.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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