The Volta Regional Minister, Madam Helen Ntoso has stated that the nation owed pensioners a lot of appreciation for their immeasurable contributions to survival of the country.
Speaking to members of the Ghana Government Pensioners’ Association at their get-together in Ho on Wednesday, Madam Ntoso said the pensioners ‘were committed and dedicated’ in their time of active service and urged them to have a positive approach to life so that they could maintain their strength beyond 80 years.
She appealed to them to regularly pray and advise the young ones, many of whom were falling foul of the law and had become “jail birds”. She also promised to create a bigger platform for more pensioners in the Region to fraternize and share their experiences.
Madam Celestine Vehe, Local Chairperson of the Association, advised members to exercise moderation in whatever they do, exercise regularly and pay attention to their health and share their experiences with the younger generation.