By: Michael Nene Lamptey
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has organised its second nationwide consultation forum to sensitise its members ,contributors and the general public on the need to prioritise their pension schemes, after a similar forum was held in 2019.
The consultation meeting, which was in collaboration with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) was held at GNAT HALL, Ho in the Volta Region on July 13th ,2022 on the theme: ‘Understanding the Value Proposition of SSNIT, the role of organised Labour as partners in promoting the scheme among workers in Ghana’.
Speakers at the meeting chaired by Mr. Dan Sosu, included, SSNIT Area Manager for Volta and Eastern Regions, Ms Regina Esi Quayenor , TUC Deputy Secretary General, Mr Joshua Ansah and the Chief Actuary at SSNIT, Mr Joseph Poku.
Mr. Poku in his presentation, explained to participants, the cumulative annual data base, salary structures, number of months and years of contributions of members and its associate benefits as enshrined in the laws protecting the scheme.
He said among other things why workers should choose SSNIT pension scheme and urged the general public to desist from presenting ghost names of their deceased relatives in a bid to withdraw their benefits, as he warned that those found culpable would be prosecuted.
The event had in attendance officials from SSNIT Ho, and over hundred participants including some media personnel.
The TUC deputy Secretary General, Mr. Ansah in his remarks tasked members of the scheme and the general public to support the SSNIT scheme to succeed in its operation.
Participants at the forum were given the opportunity to ask questions bothering their minds, and officials took time to answer them to clear any misinformation about the work of SSNIT.