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A yawn, a cough and the shaking of heads

03 Apr 2019 at 15:05hrs | Views
It would be a noble idea for NSSA pensioners to form or have a representative body or committee to 'ring fence' their interests and push for a living pension payout. As of now these elders 'have no voice' and have no energy to beat the drums for an overdue raise.

The issue of paltry payments are only mentioned in passing by the relevant authorities who seem not much interested in the welfare of this constituency of the aged.

Most NSSA pensioners are of ill health and much of their conversations is punctuated with a cough and a sneeze.

A representative body would be the 'boots on the ground' fighting for their welfare. These people need medications, the volatility of our currency has left many clutching at financial straws for survival. Most institutions are awarding 'hardship allowances' to their workers, who then shall speak for the poor NSSA pensioners.

A yawn, a cough and the shaking of heads in disbelief and discontentment has become a daily ritual to them.

Caught up in such circumstances many of the social security pensioners are being hurried to the cemetery before their due date. Does respect for the elders end with greetings only without accompanying cookies to cheer them up in their  'hospice days'?

They made NSSA possible yet their lives are full of impossibilities. Healthy food and medication has become a no no, give them more life and peace of mind.

Gabarinocheka. Matepatepa.

Source - Gabarinocheka
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