Published on 26 April, 2018.
The 3rd edition of the SSNIT INFO SHOP, a joint initiative between University Students Association (USAG) and SSNIT to sensitize students on social security issues, has been held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Campus Auditorium 900 in Cape Coast.
-The 3rd edition of the SSNIT INFO SHOP, a joint initiative between University Students Association (USAG) and SSNIT to sensitize students on social security issues, has been held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Campus Auditorium 900 in Cape Coast.
The programme which was dubbed “SSNIT, Your Security For Tomorrow”, attracted about 2,000 students who participated in a lecture on social security.
The students also underwent biometric registration to become members of the Scheme.
In his keynote address, the Director-General, Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang advised the students to engage in activities that would bring out their creative abilities. He impressed on the students to embrace the benefits of early retirement planning and to enroll on the Scheme.
The General Manager, Benefits, Mrs Rosemary Amerley Sackey explained the types of SSNIT Benefits that members are entitled to, qualifying conditions and what determines the quantum of pension payments to members.
Speaking on SSNIT Investments and its Socio-Economic Impact, Ms Patience Owusu, Portfolio Performance Manager explained that the Investment Division performs a key function in the management of the social security Scheme. She said her division oversees the investment of pension funds after approval by the Board of Trustees.
Deputy Director General, Mrs Laurette Otchere, Operations and Benefits and Mr Charles Garshong of the Corporate Affairs Department took the students through the obligations of employers and employees under the Pensions Act 766.
The UCC SRC Vice-President, Ms Valerie Adjei-Mensah praised the management of SSNIT for partnering them to make the SRC week celebrations a huge success. She was confident that the information imparted to the students would assist them in their working life.
SSNIT Staff were drawn from the Takoradi, Breman-Asikuma, and Assin Fosu branches to support the Cape Coast Branch and Area office in Takoradi to conduct the biometric registration of students.