Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur on Tuesday commissioned the Forces Pension Office at Burma Camp in Accra, and expressed the hope that the facility would end the years of slow pace of payment of pension to retired personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
He said the facility would provide respite for the Controller and Accountant General’s Department by reducing the number of people who otherwise would have to besieged its offices.
The construction of the office is as result of the recommendations of the Bediako Commission for the pension of the GAF to be migrated, and to be administered by the GAF.
The Pension Office will be jointly manned by the staff from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department and by military personnel.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur expressed the hope that personel and logistics would be provided to make the facility serve the purpose for which it had been created.
“The least we expect for those who have served this country with distinction in its Armed Forces is for them to be able to receive their pension in a congenial atmosphere,” the Vice President said.
He suggested the creation of additional facilities for the convenience of the retired service personnel as they waited to collect their pensions from the office.