Asantehene commends SSNIT Board, management
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has commended the Board of Trustees and management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) for working tirelessly to improve the operations and image of the Trust.
“SSNIT has seen some positive changes during the tenure of the current Board,” he said.
He acknowledged that the image of the Trust had improved considerably in the past few years, and commended the Board and management for completing the Asokore-Mampong Housing Project.
Indeed, pensioners and beneficiaries of deceased members, in time past, complained of the long periods they had to wait before their benefits were paid. However, pensioners are now being paid on time when they apply for their benefits, as compared to the many weeks it took to process and pay pensions previously.
The Asantehene expressed his delight at the Board’s efforts in turning the Trust into a reputable public institution.
“I will urge you to continue to prudently manage the contributions of workers to enable them earn decent pensions at retirement,” he added.
He said this last Friday, November, 27, 2020, when the Board and management of SSNIT paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
The call was to express the Trust’s appreciation to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for the exceptional role he played in ensuring the construction of the Osei Tutu II Estate, which was recently inaugurated by the President, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo.
The Asantehene expressed his appreciation to the representatives of the Trust for naming the Asokore-Mampong Affordable Housing Estate after him. He further called on the Board to put in place measures to complete other projects initiated by the Trust.
In his remarks, the SSNIT Board Chairman, Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor, expressed his gratitude to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and indicated that the Trust was fully committed to ensuring better delivery of service and added value to its members and other stakeholders.
He added that the several awards won by the Trust would only spur it on to further improve its services, and expand coverage of the basic social security scheme to all workers, especially those in the informal sector.
Members of the delegation included Deputy Minister of Finance Mrs. Abena Osei Asare, Mr. Prince William Ankrah, Mr. David Ofori Acheampong, Mr. Benjamin Odotei Assumang and COP Beatrice Zapkaa Vib-Sanziri (Rtd), all Board Members of the Trust.
The rest were the Director-General, Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang, Corporate Affairs Manager Ms. Afua Amankwa Sarkodie, Kumasi Area Manager Alhassan A. Mahamadu, and Deputy Manager, Corporate Affairs, Kumasi Area, Mrs. Cynthia Adu Afriyie.