Out of the entire working population of Ghana, only one hundred and fifty thousand people contribute to the Social Security and National Insurance Trust {SSNIT} Scheme. A situation described by The Corporate Affairs Manager, Gifty-Victoria Abaidoo, as worrying.

According to her, fifty per cent of its population earn a minimum pension wage of GH₵279, which is higher than the minimum wage. SSNIT has been able to sustain, this due to the viable investments it embarked on, she stressed.

The Acting Corporate Affairs Manager again stated that, SSNIT does that, to ensure the economy grows, and to assist the government of the day. She advised contributors to regularly check their contributions, and accordingly prompt The Scheme, with regards to change of beneficiary.

This she believes, will enable The Scheme pay contributions owed to beneficiaries, without delays, in an event of death or retirement. She re-affirmed that SSNIT has the capital formation, to help propel the economy to its highest height.

She added that SNNIT has automated its System to fast-track its transactions to improve on efficiency. Explaining the core mandate of SSNIT, she said, the payment of contributions are linked to the salary a contributor receives.

The Acting Corporate Affairs Manager, made this known at a ceremony organised in Accra, where SSNIT donated an amount of Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis to The Creating New Beginnings, a Charitable Institution that provides care and training for children, living with autism.

Source: Ibrahim Obeng-Mensah/radioxyzonline.com.

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