The Pensioner Bondholders Forum has affirmed that its members will persist in their demand for interest on their principal payments, even if their petition to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) is unsuccessful.
In response to the government’s refusal to pay accrued interest on outstanding principal payments, the group has declared its intention to petition the CHRAJ.
The purpose of this petition is to seek a determination from the commission regarding whether the government is entitled to withhold their funds without providing the due interest.
Dr. Adu Anane Antwi, the convenor of the Pensioners, emphasized their determination to exert pressure on the government to ensure they receive what is rightfully owed to them. In an interview with Citi News, Dr. Antwi expressed their unwavering commitment to pursuing their cause.
“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.