The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association has assured its members of the safety of their contributions to the health sector occupational pension scheme.
President of the Association, Perpetual Ofori Ampofo, says an agreement reached with the government stipulates that all pension funds will be exempted.
She spoke to the media during the Kumasi branch commissioning of the health sector occupational pension scheme.
The association wants the government to go by an agreement with organised labour and suspend the program to deliberate further to allay fears of retirees and contributors.
“The fear around this debt exchange program I think we have all seen, the panic in the system and all of that, at this moment we think that the government suspend it and then we look at other alternatives means addressing the debt of the country,” she suggested
The health sector occupational pension scheme, despite the huge numbers had only one office based in Accra.
“Our contributors are all-over the country and there was the need to get close to them, staying in Accra and relating to them via virtual means was not good enough, so we find the need to open an office in Kumasi, we are not ending it here we are going to Takoradi, Tamale and other regions as well so that we can reach out to as many people as possible,” he noted.