Published on 11 July, 2017.
Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang, the Director General (DG) of SSNIT, has assured Pensioners that the Scheme attaches a lot of importance to the welfare of Pensioners, and will therefore continue to work towards raising the standard of living of all Pensioners and contributors.
He gave this assurance during his maiden interaction with members of the SSNIT Pensioners association at the Henry Dei Pensioners Recreational Centre at Osu, recently.
The DG said under his Administration, Pensioners and active contributors will continue to be the two most important stakeholders who will receive much attention from the Scheme.
“You are the reason why we are here, and why SSNIT exists. You are the trail blazers who have brought the Scheme this far, and in the books of the SSNIT Administration, you come first”, Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang remarked.
He said the Scheme recognizes the importance of taking good care of Pensioners, because his Administration believes that an improved welfare for Pensioners has the potential of encouraging active contributors to continue contributing to the Scheme, while also attracting potential contributors.
“If we make you happy, then the people contributing now will want to give us their money”, he told the Pensioners.
The Pensioners pleaded with the DG to expedite action on topping-up the Pensioners Medical Scheme by paying the difference between Pensioners’ contribution and the new running costs emanating from inflation.
They appealed to the DG to support the Pensioners’ Association to celebrate their upcoming 25th Anniversary which is dedicated to championing the cause of SSNIT Pensioners.
The DG assured the Pensioners that his Administration will investigate all the challenges confronting them and come up with solutions to improve their welfare.
In attendance were Mrs Laurette Otchere, DDG, Operations and Benefits, Mrs. Rosemary Sackey, GM, Benefits, Mr. Henry Van-Hein Sackey, GM, HR and Admn. Mr. Stephen Yeboah, Chief Actuary, Mrs. Victoria Abaidoo, Customer Service Manager, Mr. Harold Brookman- Amissah, Pensions Manager, Mr. James Lartey, Greater Accra Regional Secretary of the Pensioners Association, and some Corporate Affairs Staff, the DG earlier inspected facilities at the Centre in order to familiarize himself with the Centre and to ascertain the challenges confronting Pensioners who use the Centre.