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Director General Sends Important Message To All SSNIT Contributors

Director General Sends Important Message To All SSNIT Contributors

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has announced that online digital payment systems for pension contributions will be available beginning next week.

The Trust’s Director General, Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang, announced the start of the new function as he launched the 2022 client week celebration in Ho, adding the new system would also allow for mobile transfers from bank accounts.

He also stated that an improved and interactive self-service portal would be introduced, and that the service enhancements would be made possible by the Government’s efforts at digital transformation, as well as that a waiver of the electronic transaction levy had been secured as part of commitments to ensure it was used by all.

According to the Director General, digital transfers will make services more convenient, and the Trust will constantly develop services to better serve clients.

“I am pleased to inform that members will be able to pay their contributions using Momo in about a week, and pensioners will be able to get their pensions using Momo (E-LEVY exempt), and the SSNIT app will be completely functional by the end of the year.”

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“We are dedicated to ensuring that we have a transparent organization,” Dr Ofori-Tenkorang said, adding that robust financial monitoring measures were in place.

He stated that the present digital transformation in the country’s identity helped cleanse the system of unconfirmed payments, and that the Scheme had saved around GHS 325 million by preventing unverified payments.

The Director General stated that the Scheme was still the finest in the country and that attempts were being made to attract the informal sector, which had a population of over 10 million people and constituted the backbone of the nation’s economy.

He stated that the Scheme pays out GHS 230 million in pensions each year, with a total of 3.2 billion in 2021.

Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang stated that the system never broke its promises and that pensions were raised on an annual basis.

Invalidity payments were also honored, with over 1500 eligible people receiving GHS 18.5 million in 2021.

“SSNIT provides greater value to any long-term investment that may be made,” he promised.

According to the Director General, the Scheme has a secure infrastructure that allows for seamless wireless financial transactions across numerous digital platforms.

“Our methods are quite successful 98% of the time,” he assured.

Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, stated that everyone, regardless of work class, must sign up for the SSNIT Pension System, adding that the Volta Region has a large informal sector that must take advantage of the increased registration services to join the scheme.

Togbe Kotoku XI, Chief of Kpenoe Traditional Area, said it was important to remind each other of retirement and how SSNIT had “shown leadership in pensions by providing improved security for employees in Ghana.”

He stated that everyone should take advantage in order to avoid the negative consequences of not participating.

This year’s customer week theme is “You Deserve a Pension- Call SSNIT Today.”

The debut coincided with the celebrations of World Customer Assist Day, and a registration crew was stationed at the front of the Ho Teaching Hospital to register new customers and service existing ones.

There were testimony from Scheme recipients, and a theater performance was performed to encourage people to join the scheme.

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