Pension scheme in Ghana is state-sponsored theft – Dr Osei

The Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Authority, Dr Akwasi Osei, has described Ghana’s pension scheme as a state-sponsored theft against the people of Ghana.

He told Alfred Ocansey on the Sunrise morning show on 3FM on Thursday, August 6 that people work hard for several years and are only given paltry amount of money as their pension benefits.

This development, he said, had pushed several pensioners into abject poverty

“I have described our pension system in the country as state-sponsored theft against the citizens,” Dr Osei said.

“This is state sponsored stealing. That is why if you go to the pension scheme somebody has worked for 30 years and he is given peanut.

“Elsewhere you work for 30 years and you come back home you can afford to do nothing again what you have accumulated will be enough to take care of you.”

By Laud Ayensu||Ghana

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