Skerrit rejects ‘pie in sky’ call
ROSEAU – Saying that pension rates are “not plucked from the sky”, Dominica’s government dismissed a call by Opposition Leader Lennox Linton for a monthly pension of EC$500 for public workers.
“It is reprehensible that the leader of the opposition would propose an increase in government-funded pensions. This proposal will only jeopardise the pensions of the current work force as well as hinder the ongoing development diversification of our country’s economy,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in a statement.
“Contrary to what the leader of the opposition seems to think, pension rates are not plucked from the sky. They are arrived at after careful analysis by actuaries. Actuarial science is not be confused with political mischief making,” the Prime Minister added. ( CMC)