Home News Deals and Investment Ghana: John Mahama Wants SSNIT to Pay Contributors Amid COVID-19

Ghana: John Mahama Wants SSNIT to Pay Contributors Amid COVID-19

  • The former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has called on the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to actively pay some monies to contributors reduce the hardship caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Mahama made this known when he had his first digital discussion on the COVID-19 situation in Ghana. John Mahama said that SSNIT contributors are not only supposed to receive contributions when they are pensioners.
  • He added that SSNIT contributors are not only supposed to receive contributions when they are pensioners. He added that with the COVID-19 outbreak, SSNIT should also be a form of insurance to support members.

The former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has called on the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to consider paying some monies to contributors to minimize the difficulties they may face due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mahama said that this would help minimize the effect of the outbreak on contributors’ social and economic lives.

He said this when he had his first digital discussion on the COVID-19 situation in Ghana. John Mahama said that SSNIT contributors are not only supposed to receive contributions when they are pensioners.

He added that with this COVID-19 period, SSNIT should also be a form of insurance to support members through tough times.

READ ALSO: Ghana Union of Traders Association wants port authorities to Halt Charges

“Social security contributions are essentially an insurance scheme made not just for pensions in old age before we die. They are also made to help contributors in times of adversities such as this. Not all will come out and queue for food, but as has been done in other countries like St. Lucia, I think a token payment to all contributors of a certain token sum over three months would have afforded many the assurance of feeding their families during this abnormal times,” he said

Mahama said that this would help minimize the effect of the outbreak on contributors’ social and economic lives. He said this when he had his first digital discussion on the COVID-19 situation in Ghana.

John Mahama said that SSNIT contributors are not only supposed to receive contributions when they are pensioners. He added that with the COVID-19 outbreak, SSNIT should also be a form of insurance to support members through tough times.

He clarified that such a move would encourage the public to see the good leadership and commitment of the government due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the midst of pressure on the economy of the country.

Share