The Ghana Government Pensioners Association (GGPA) has requested the government to increase worker compensation to ensure a respectable retirement plan and pay.
Earlier this year, as part of its yearly pension indexation, the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT)increased pension payouts by an average of 25%.
The association’s national secretary Joe Quist, urged the government to tighten policies aimed at protecting Ghana’s elderly citizens at a ceremony celebrating the United Nations International Day of Older Persons in Accra.
“The GGPA once again wishes to use this forum to suggest the following concerns for the government of Ghana to give it candid consideration and action; let us decentralize the working of retirement benefits, let social welfare set up homes for the older persons to avoid creating paupers on the streets of Ghana, and the government must enhance the take-home pay of ordinary workers and not managing directors, not MPs, not presidents who are taking enough already to reflect handsomely in their retirement pay when they come on retirement,” he stated.
Story by: Aboko Peter