The Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei Asare, has asked Pensioner Bondholders to exercise patience as the government os taking steps to secure the necessary resources to settle their unpaid matured coupons.
She appealed while addressing them when they picket at the Finance Ministry on Thursday, June 1, to demand the payment of their outstanding coupons and principals.
The Pensioner Bondholders resumed their picketing after assurances given to them by the government failed.
The DePUTY mInister in her appeal asked them to temporarily suspend their protest while the government actively seeks funds to fulfil their obligations.
“We don’t intentionally stop them, sometimes it’s difficult, it is the ability to pay and so when it is not there it becomes a challenge, but we also have to communicate that to you. So, for now, our focus should be on the five outstanding, and then we talk about how we will manage the principal payment. So we
“I sincerely appreciate where you are coming from. This has never happened when coupons are ready for payment and the government is struggling to pay, but currently, we all know the circumstances we find ourselves in, so I will plead with you so let’s sit and clear, and then we will see the way forward.”