The Pensioner Bondholders Forum says its members will continue to demand interest on their principal payments, even if their petition to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) is unsuccessful.
The group has announced its intention to petition the Commission, following the government’s refusal to pay accrued interest on outstanding principal payments.
Members of the group want CHRAJ to determine whether the government can keep their money without paying interest.
Speaking to Citi News, the convenor of the Pensioners, Dr. Adu Anane Antwi, said they will put pressure on the government to demand what is due them.
“If CHRAJ does not support us, then we will also picket for our interests. We are considering this an administrative justice issue. You have taken money from your citizens, you must pay them interest while you are still keeping their money.”
“They said that for the three years, you were keeping their money, you were servicing it and paying interest. Now it is due, and you must return it, but you have not been able to return it. And your citizens are saying that if you are still keeping the money, pay me interest because the government is not different from any other borrower in this country,” he stated.