The United Progressive Party (UPP) is expressing full solidarity with the pensioners who picketed the Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday morning.
The Party is conscious of the suffering caused by the pensioners by the ever-increasingly late payment by the Social Security Scheme.
The Party is aware that the Social Security Scheme faces enormous challenges due to the past poor management by the previous Antigua Labour Party (ALP) administration. The Party notes further that under the UPP, strong efforts were made to stabilize the Social Security Scheme, including the payment of $122 million into the organization.
The UPP calls on the present Labour Party administration to take all necessary steps to ensure the stability of the Scheme so that it could fulfil its obligations to all beneficiaries.