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Memo to Speaker of Parliament

Thu, 23 May 2013 Source: Yalley, Sam Pat

MEMO

TO: SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

FROM: V. D. KING (MR), CONCERNED GHANAIAN, P. O. BOX HP

590, HO

SUBJECT: PETITION, SPECIAL ESB PACKAGE TO PROTECT AGE 55

AND ABOVE.

DATE: MAY 13, 2013

THRO’

CEO,

NATIONAL PENSIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY – ACCRA

Convinced

beyond imagination I curiously but humbly petition you to use your good offices

to institute a special END OF SERVICE BENEFIT (ESB) package for the age 55

years and above category who are not covered by the introduction of the new 3

TIER PENSION SCHEME which seeks to augment pensions at the end of public

service.

This

is on account of the fact that the ESB is still prevalent and available to a privileged

few in society who offer service to the nation.

I

observe with utter discontent the condition under which our forebears had lived

and did work in the CIVIL and PUBLIC SERVICES, but who have not been offered

the commensurate remunerations, let alone, appreciable exit gratuities.

They

were therefore handed the keys to their graves so to speak, rather than retire

to enjoy any meaningful life after offering meritorious service to mother

Ghana.

You

will also agree that much as several legislations and policies have been put

together to regulate the conduct of society, this underprivileged category are

yet to see the light of day.

I

will therefore humbly suggest that a flat FIFTY THOUSAND GHANA CEDIS

(GH¢50,000), exit guard is built for them even as their SSNIT PENSION peanut is

processed for them.

It

is also my view that you take on board the Minority Leader’s position that

talks be initiated to carry along the other public servants as far as end of

service benefit goes than to allow them to continue wallowing in poverty.

In

as much as it is gratifying to appreciate policies of the current government to

better the conditions of service in the public service to unprecedented

dimensions, I hope and pray that you will have compassion to intervene to

liberate this unfortunate category from the excruciating poverty and near

starvation.

God

bless you and long live the BETTER GHANA AGENDA.

By

copy of this petition the MINISTER FOR GENDER AND SOCIAL PROTECTION, CEO,

NATIONAL PENSIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY-ACCRA, Commissioner for CHRAJ as well as

Secretary General of GTUC, are severally but respectfully tasked, to push to

give it effect, should they reason with me.

Please,

acknowledge receipt.

SIGN.

VICTOR

DON KING

0240977650/0203744205

CC.

1. MINISTER FOR GENDER, CHILDREN AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

2. CEO FAIR WAGES AND SALARIES COMMISSION – ACCRA

3. COMMISSIONER, PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION – ACCRA

4. COMMISSIONER, CHRAJ – ACCRA

5. SECRETARY GENERAL – GTUC – ACCRA

6. DAILY GRAPHIC – HO

7. my joy on line.com

ATTENTION:

SAM

PEE YALLEY (MR.)

Columnist: Yalley, Sam Pat