Mr Pat. K Eduful, Enyan Denkiyra Rural Bank Manager, has announced plans by the financial entity, to create a Special Front Desk to facilitate the payment of pension claims.
He asked the pensioners to open current accounts with the bank to promote easy transactions.
Mr Eduful made this known at an annual get- together for 130 pensioners of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), at Enyan Denkyira, in the Central Region.
The reception was organised by the zonal branch of the SSNIT Pensioners Association.
Mr Paul Kobina Enos, Public Relations Officer of the SSNIT office at Asikuma, advised members who are 72 years and above to renew their life certificates every six months with the trust.
He said SSNIT headquarters had plans to build recreational grounds at the regional and district levels to cater for the increasing number of pensioners.
The Zonal Chairman of the association, Mr John B. Morrison appealed to the government and other stakeholders to better the lot of pensioners, adding that the annual increase of their allowances is woefully inadequate to cope with the current cost of living.
Dr Albert Bow, Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Medical Officer, advised the members to undertake regular exercises, avoid excessive alcoholic intake and sex and eat balanced diet including fruits and vegetables and have enough rest in order to prolong their lives.
He asked them to renew their National Health Insurance Scheme premium and pay regular visits to hospital.
I don’t take bribes – Judge declares
Mrs Laurenda Owusu, Presiding Judge of the Tema Circuit Court ‘A,’ on Monday declared that she does not take money from accused persons in dispensing justice.
“I want all of you here to know that I don’t take money from anybody just to twist the hand of justice”, she stated.
Mrs Owusu added: “don’t give money to anybody in my name as I have never collected or demanded money from anybody”.
She made the declaration when Police Chief Inspector Adolphus Otchere, a prosecutor informed her that some complainants in a case before the court have accused her of taking money to influence judgment.
Mrs Owusu, therefore, warned the public, especially complainants and accused persons to desist from peddling lies about her, since she used her conscience in presiding over cases.
She said she granted bail to accused persons when her conscience told her to do so depending on the circumstances.
The Circuit Court Judge further indicated that she refused to grant bail if the law did not allow it.
Mrs Owusu added that she would make sure that anybody, who peddled lies about her, was dealt with according to law.