SSNIT will ensure a secured future for every employee - Deputy Director-General

The Deputy Director-General (DD-G) of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Mrs. Laurette Korkor Otchere has said that, SSNIT is poised to give every Ghanaian employee a secured and sound future.

According to her, SSNIT is on an expansion drive to register unregistered formal sector workers as well as encourage those from the informal sector to join the scheme.

“According to Ghana Statistical Service Labour Force Report, out of the over 1.8 million formal sector workers, about 1.4 million are enrolled on the SSNIT Scheme leaving about 400,000 workers who are not covered by social security,” she said.

To encourage every Ghanaian employee to get on the scheme, SSNIT launched its 2018 ‘Customer service mobile clinic’ which is an annual exercise of getting on to the streets to transact business with clients.

Some activities performed at the launch included, checking and printing of contribution statements; biometric registration; employer registration; benefits processing issues; update of member’s records; retirement advisory services and general enquiries about the business and operations of SSNIT.
Speaking at the launch in Accra on Friday, Mrs. Otchere said it was important that SSNIT embarked on such initiatives since the institution deals with a wide range of organizations.
According to her, the ultimate aim of the Clinic is to help in increasing the number of active stakeholders contributing to the Scheme, deepening information dissemination and bringing their services closer to stakeholders.

This year’s awareness creation was themed ‘Wo SSNIT daakye hy? wonsa” to wit “Your SSNIT future is in your hands”.

The clinic is also aimed at empowering the SSNIT contributor and create awareness among the general public on SSNIT contributions.

The programme which would be held across the country to raise awareness of the importance of social security benefits when a worker cannot work any longer, is running from Monday 24 to Friday 28, 2018 at various locations.

“To this end we have reconstituted our Customer Experience Department that is poised to intensify its engagement with the public and deliver world class customer service,” she added.

The Deputy Director-General indicated that one area that the Trust has made significant improvement is the cut down in the time used in processing the payment of pensions.

“We processed the highest number of new pension application thus far this year in August within 19 days,” she said.