Asantehene commends SSNIT Board, Management

Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II with SSNIT Board, Management Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II with SSNIT Board, Management

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has commended the Board of Trustees and Management of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) for working tirelessly to improve the operations and image of the Trust.

"SSNIT has seen somepositive changesduring the tenure of the current Board", he said.

He acknowledged that the image of the Trust has improved considerably in the past few years and commended the Board and Management of the Trust for completing the Asokore-Mampong Housing Project.

Indeed, pensioners and beneficiaries of deceased membersin 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 reputablepublic institution.

"I will urge you to continue to prudently manage the contributions of workers to enable them earn decent pension at retirement", he added.

He said this last Friday, November, 27, 2020, when the Boardand 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 theexceptional 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 tocompleteother projects initiated by the Trust.

In his remarks, the SSNIT Board Chairman, Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufour expressed his gratitude to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and indicated that the Trust is fully committed to ensuring better delivery of service and added value to Members and other stakeholders.

He added that the several awards won by the Trustwill only spur the Trust on tofurther improveits 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, Hon. 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.

Source: www.theheraldghana.com