Ghanaians in Germany Petition Ghana Government.
9/5/2012 8:25:49 PM -
UGAG - The Union of Ghanaian Associations in Germany has petitioned the Government of Ghana to start negotiations with the German Government to reach a bi-lateral on a Social Security Agreement. The Petition was handed over to Mr. Ebenezer Apreku, head of the Diaspora Support Unit in Accra on 22 August 2012 by Mr. Daniel Dake, President of UGAG.
The Petition was signed by many Ghanaians in Bremen, Stuttgart, Freiburg, Worms, Darmstadt, Freundestadt, Karlsruhe, Munich, Cologne and Mannheim.
Petition to the Government of Ghana
Petition for a social security agreement (Sozialversicherungsabkommen) between the Government of Ghana and the Government of Germany.
Cc: His Excellency the President of Ghana, Accra
His Excellency the Ambassador to Germany, Berlin
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Accra
Joint Committee for Co-operation with Germany
UGAG - Union of Ghanaian Associations in Germany is sending this petition on behalf of all Ghanaians in Germany to the Government of Ghana to enter into bilateral agreements with Republic of Germany which will primarily regulate the right to claim pension entitlements and the payment of pensions to fellow Ghanaians who wish to return to Ghana when on Pension.
This agreement if in force will enable Ghanaian Pensioners claim 100% of their pension payment if in Ghana and not 70%.
Example: A Ghanaian gets 500.00€ Pension.
If this Ghanaian returns to Ghana he will be sent only 350.00€ (70%) and not 500.00€ because Ghana does not have a social security agreement with Germany.
The following countries have concluded bilateral agreements on social security.
|Australia since 01.01.2003||Bosnia-Herzegovina since 1.9.1969||Brazil since 26.10.2011||Canada and Quebec since 01.04.1988|
|Chile since 01.01.1994||Croatia since 01.12.1988||Israel since 01.05.1975||Japan since 01.02.2000|
|Kosovo 01.09.1969||Morocco since 01.08.1986||Macedonia since 1.1.2005||Montenegro since 1.09.1969|
|Republic of Korea since 1.01.2003||Serbia since 01.09.1969||Tunisia since 01.08.1986|
|Turkey since 01.11.1965||USA since 01.12.1979|
Organised by UGAG - Union of Ghanaian Associations in Germany