The government has debunked rumours that it has withdrawn or intends to withdraw the current Pension Scheme for the police and other security services.
In a statement issued on Wednesday (February 26, 2020) and signed by the Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, it said the rumours were aimed at
“courting disaffection for government among the country’s gallant men and women in uniform.”
The statement called for utmost calm and restraint among security personnel and the general public and reiterated the government’s commitment to the welfare of the country’s security personnel.
No such intentions
“Government reiterates its position that it has not and does not intend to withdraw CAP 30 Pension Scheme or any pension scheme of any of the country’s security services. Government will not make any changes that will make the police or any security personnel worse off, not while serving or on retirement,” the statement stressed.
The government also condemned in no uncertain terms attempts by unscrupulous persons to cause confusion within the ranks of the security services and urged the media to exercise great discretion and the highest ethical standards when reporting on security and related matters.
The Daily Graphic wants to make it clear that its online domain name remains www.graphic.com.gh. The paper and its online portal, therefore, dissociate themselves from any website other than what has been stated above.
The paper is taking steps to ensure that the security agencies take the matter up.