Organised Labour requests emergency meeting with Akufo-Addo to discuss SSNIT operations

Organised Labour has requested an urgent meeting with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to discuss the recent operations of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).

The labour groups, comprising the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and other affiliate unions, have expressed dissatisfaction with recent reports on SSNIT’s activities, fearing that the Trust may be unable to pay workers’ pensions in the future.

A major concern is the sale of SSNIT’s shares in four hotels to Rock City Limited, a company managed and owned by the current Minister for Agriculture and Aquaculture, Dr. Bryan Acheampong.

Dr. Yaw Baah, Secretary-General of the TUC, emphasized the need for the President to agree to a meeting to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to address these critical concerns.

“We are raising very important issues and we are an important stakeholder. I mean, they can’t ignore our concerns. I would like to assure all workers in this country that SSNIT is going to pay their pension when they retire. That is why we want to meet the President because we have issues to address. And I am very confident that between the President, we, Organised Labour, the board, the Ministry of Employment, which is also in charge of pensions and NPRA, we come together, we will make sure SSNIT is running as expected,” Dr. Baah said.

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