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'We retired, not tired!' – Pensioners criticise political parties for ignoring them

File photo - Some pensioners  queuing to be verified by SSNIT
File photo – Some pensioners queuing to be verified by SSNIT in an ongoing biometric exercise
Pensioners in the Volta Region have chastised political parties in the country for their failure to address the welfare of pensioners in their respective manifestos ahead of the December 7 general elections.
“We have not heard of the name of pensioners in all the manifestos and we will say that there is no future of pensioners in the country,” a press statement, signed by Reverend Professor W.K. Opare, Chairman of the Ho Local Pensioners Association, said.
“It is as if we are not alive. Though we retired, we are not tired. We still have a lot to offer the country. We are the oil in the ship of the State and should not be ignored and neglected,” Mr Opare said.
The statement said the omission showed that the political parties were not “pensioners and the aged friendly” and asked them to remedy the anomaly before the polls.
Source GNA

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