TUC dares Government to touch Pension Fund

Ken Ofori-Atta and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Ken Ofori-Atta and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Trade Union Congress (TUC) cautioned the government not to dare touch their pension funds as communicated by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

In a press statement on the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme and matters arising from the 2023 Budget and Economic Policy read by the Secretary General of TUC on 12th December, 2022, Dr. Yaw Baah communicated the heart feels of the Congress.

“In the letter, we have served notice that if government fails to accede to our demand within one week, we will advise ourselves.”

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Dr. Yaw Baah also said, “We have already dispatched a letter to the Minister for Finance demanding that all pension funds invested in government bonds should be completely exempted from the Domestic Debt Exchange programme.”

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“We are also demanding that, within one week from today, government should publicly announce that all pension funds, including SSNIT, are exempted from the Debt Exchange Programme.”

According to TUC, “Pension is something that is meant for our future, and if the government wants to have a debt restructuring, they dare not touch our pensions. They can’t kill our future.”

“I would like to remind you that the one-week ultimatum for government to announce the exemption of pension funds from the Debt Exchange Programme will expire on Monday, 19th December 2022.” Dr. Yaw Baah said.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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