Scores of pensioners are stranded at the Apenteng Hall in Koforidua in the Eastern region following an ongoing headcount by the Controller and Accountant General Department.

The pensioners, some suffering from stroke and bedridden, have been compelled by the situation to show up and queue at the center in order to be counted.

Some of the pensioners were carried on the back of family members while others are being assisted in order to cope with the situation.

Some of them in an interview with Starr News lamented that “The situation is very terrible, more than five hundred of us all queued here, and there is no way they can serve all of us.

“Some of us came as early as 3:30am and we are still here, I am number 238 and I have no idea when I will leave here and go home. The officials should have devised better means of carrying out this exercise, for example, by using alphabetical order, then you know when it will get to your turn”.

He added: “I am Seventy-nine years and I can barely walk, they could have also gone to the houses of those who are bedridden and can barely walk to do it for them but to allow us to move all the way from the house to come and queue in distress, it’s in humane”.

Source: Ghana/ Ansah

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