TUC welcomes audit commissioned by SSNIT Board

Accra, The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has welcomed the audit commissioned by the Board of Directors of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to audit the numerous scandals at the Trust.

It said it would await the outcome of the audit before taking further action and expected that the audit would be conducted with dispatch and the outcome made public.

A statement signed by Dr Yaw Baah, the Secretary General of the TUC and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the decision was taken after the Union had deliberated extensively on the numerous scandals at the SSNIT at its regular Steering Committee meeting on Tuesday.

It assured the working people of Ghana and the public that it would work with the other representatives of Labour on the SSNIT Board to secure the Fund.

The statement urged managers of SSNIT to recognise that the retirement income security of millions of Ghanaian workers was in their hands and that any act that jeopardized the Pension Scheme would not be tolerated.

Source: Ghana News Agency