The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) dragged 200 companies and organisations from the Cape Coast Metropolis to court within the nonpayment of workers’ contributions towards Scheme.

The companies were also arraigned with other offences like non-registration of workers, concealment of info around the operations of the companies and non- registration of the establishment, despite Act 142 with the PNDC Law 247.

Mr Alex Appiah, the Cape Coast Branch Manager, who told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) within a interview within the sidelines of an “Customer Clinic”, said 142 with the organisations upon receipt of the writ of sermons went settle money they owe.

However, while who had proved difficult, he explained, remained as standing trial.

The Clinic targets improving service delivery for the Trust’s clientele permit the contributors to evaluate their status around the Scheme and seek prompt redress to challenges.

Mr Appiah explained that many year, 10 days were reserve for that working teams to go to selected establishments for their operation area.

The office pitch tents within densely populated areas wealthy in pedestrian visitors to bring the Trust’s plan to the doorsteps of shoppers.

“In to achieve organisational transformation and operational excellence, superior support services is required, which was why we introduced the SSNIT Customer Clinic Exercise,” he explained.

He said whenever there was clearly a staff C employer relationship, it had become mandatory for any employee to spend social security regarding employees, however, many people who run businesses intentionally would not accomplish this.

The most of the defaulters, he stated, were exposed through whistle blowers, and urged the staff whose contributions were in arrears to report their employers.

He said despite the education programmes by SSNIT, quite a few continued to flout the laws.

Mr Appiah announced that SSNIT would soon roll out a facility, which may allow employers to capture their contribution reports and pay electronically through Bank of Ghana Automatic Clearing Housing System without necessarily visiting their office.

This, he said, would improve social security culture within its developmental reform processes.

Ms Stella Annan, this company Affairs Representative at the Takoradi Branch, reiterated that SSNIT has not been for formal sector workers alone however, for all workers.

She advised the informal sector workers to join up to and contribute as it provided members with benefits that were dependant on exclusive contributions.

She said they may face severe hardships down the road every time they were no longer strong to work when they didn’t have any pension.


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