Published on 11 February, 2021.
Management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has presented a brand new Toyota pickup vehicle to the National Pensioners Association (NPA).
The Toyota Hilux double cabin four-wheel-drive pickup was handed over at a short ceremony held at the SSNIT Pension House in Accra on Wednesday, 10th February, 2021.
The presentation is in response to an earlier request for the Trust to assist the Association to address transportation challenges. The donation is expected to assist the Association in the discharge of their daily activities.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Director-General of SSNIT, Dr. John Ofori Tenkorang noted that the gesture is one more demonstration of the Trust’s commitment to make the pensioner the center of all major activities.
He explained that the value SSNIT places on pensioners has guided and helped the Trust to strengthen the relationship that exists between SSNIT and the NPA over the past four years.
“I want to assure our cherished pensioners of Management’s continuous support for their activities”.
“Despite the adverse impact of Covid-19 on businesses, we will continue, as I have said, to pay your monthly pensions without fail or delay”, he noted.
Earlier, the Corporate Affairs Manager of SSNIT, Afua Sarkodie in her welcome address noted a little above 1.6 million people, representing about 11% of workers in the country are actively contributing to the Scheme.
“This should concern all of us and we must support the Trust to register more people to join the Scheme so that every worker in Ghana after having toiled for several years can retire without angst and in relative comfort”, she said.
The Acting General Secretary of the NPA, Mr. Stephen Boakye appreciated the Management of SSNIT for yet another kind gesture to the Association.
He also commended SSNIT Management for previous donations especially the Gh¢800,000 meant to support the medical care of pensioners under the Pensioners’ Medical Scheme (PMS).
“We appreciate SSNIT’s assistance and corporation. The relationship that has existed between NPA and SSNIT over the past years, especially under the current Management has been very cordial. We express our utmost appreciation and state that the vehicle will be used for its intended purpose”, Mr. Boakye said.
In November last 2020, the Association honoured the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of SSNIT, Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor and the Director-General of the Trust, Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang for their immense contributions to the welfare of the Association.
The Trust has in time past provided and renovated office accommodation for the Association for their smooth operations.