Accra, 10th August, 2021 – Ken Ofori Atta, the Finance Minister has inaugurated a thirteen-member board for the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and charged the reconstituted Board to work towards achieving results that would be comparatively better than their predecessors.
“Unlike the previous Board, you are taking over a Trust that has become increasingly transparent with improved relationships with its stakeholders that pursues optimal investment opportunities. You must work together to go beyond your predecessors and align your activities with the 3Cs (Completion, Consolidation and Continuity)”.
He said as Trustees, they have the platform to create opportunities for majority of Ghanaians to access pensions under the SSNIT Scheme. A cause if achieved, he believed they would have contributed to reduction in old age poverty, and most importantly, given Ghanaians dignified pensions.
The Hon. Minister assured the board that the Ministry of Finance will support them as they go about creating a “fit-for-purpose” SSNIT.
The reconstituted board comprises Hon. Elizabeth Ohene, Chairperson, Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang, Dr. Emmanuel Adu-Sarkodee, Mr. Daniel Acheampong and Mr. John Senanu Amegashie, all as members. Others are: Dr. Evans Agbeme Dzikum, Ms. Ivy Betur Ansah, Mr. Benjamin Odoteye Asumang, Hon. Mrs. Abena Osei-Asare, Mr. Peter Osei Duah, Madam Gloria Irene Amaki Payida and a Security Service representative.
The Board Chairperson, Madam Elizabeth Ohene responding to the task on behalf of the team, emphatically stated decisions would be taken in the best interest of all beneficiaries and pledged support for the Director General and the Staff to ensure “SSNIT continues to deliver on purpose”.
“We will stay faithful to the tenets of Act 766 and ensure that all stakeholders are involved while being aware of changing needs and aspirations, going forward,” she added.
She assured the 250,000 pensioners on the scheme that they will manage the trust to ensure their pensions will be uninterrupted and have a reasonable value for the rest of their lives. End.