Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) in collaboration with the University
Students Association of Ghana over the weekend, held the 6th edition of the
SSNIT INFO SHOP at the Central Campus of the University of Education Winneba
(UEW) in the Central Region.
campaign among other things activates the interest of students on the various
campuses in social security planning and retirement.
event attracted more than 500 students with the theme ‘SSNIT, Your Security for
the participants, Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang, Director General of SSNIT, advised
the students to register early on the scheme to ensure income security, stressing
that the scheme was set up to receive contributions from members as young as
age 15 and a maximum age of 45 years.
said social security was necessary as everyone was likely to experience old
age, invalidity and death.
Ofori-Tenkorang advised the students to prepare to take charge of their social
security during their working life.
the SSNIT investment and its socio-economic impact, Mr Samuel Twum, General
Manager of Investments, explained that 5.5 per cent was deducted from the
monthly salaries of contributors and added to 13 per cent of workers basic
salary to make 18.5 per cent out of which he noted the employer was to remit
13.8 per cent.
contributions, he indicated were invested in various aspects of the economy to generate
Twum emphasised that access to social security was a basic human right of
Dr Degraft Hanson, Dean of School of Creative Arts, UEW, on his part commended SSNIT for the education and urged students to register on the scheme.
FROM ALLIA NOSHIE, WINNEBA
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