General News of Wed, 17 Apr 201912
Police not going off Cap 30 – Interior Minister
Interior Minister, Mr Ambrose Dery, has debunked claims by the Minority in Parliament that the current pension scheme of the security agencies will be altered.
His denial follows a statement released by the Minority, signed by the Ranking Member on the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament, Mr James Agalga, on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 condemning what they said were attempts by the government to remove the Ghana Police Service and other security services from the Cap 30 Pension Scheme.
The Minority said it “unreservedly condemns government’s attempt to remove the Ghana Police and other security services from the Cap 30 Pension Scheme. The Minority fully acknowledges the hiring conditions under which the officers and men of the Police Service and other security agencies work.
“For instance, in most cases, personnel of the security agencies work more than the mandatory eight hours a day for all public sector workers. This, coupled with the very high levels of risks such as death, injury and permanent disability, which personnel of these security agencies are often exposed to, are compelling reasons why they must be retained on the Cap 30 Scheme.”
Debunking the story, Mr Dery told the media that: “I want to make it clear that Mr President will not tolerate any change that will make security personnel worse off on retirement or on pension.”