Senior citizens welcome pension scheme
November 23, 2012 4:02 am
Some senior citizens say they’re grateful for the government’s decision to pay pension to people over the age of 70.
The Government has allocated $3.2 million for the plan announced in the 2013 national budget yesterday.
The scheme applies to senior citizens who’re non-FNPF members or those who have worked but were never been part of a superannuation scheme.
Here are some comments from our senior citizens:
“Very happy government is thinking of the oldies to be pensioners…"
“I spent this afternoon watching TV when I heard that pension for over 70 years, I was very proud of it…”
“Surely there’s a large number of more then 20 thousand people in that category especially the farmers – some of those retired maybe businessmen or private sector people so they’ll be benefitting from that…”