Crime

Employer in trouble for defaulting payment of GH¢5,421 SSNIT contributions

The Hohoe Magistrate Court has granted bail to  Madam Dagba Faustine, Manager of Cash Oil, formerly, Allied Oil Company Limited, in the sum of GH¢5,000.00 with two sureties for defaulting in payment of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions of her staff.

 The default SSNIT contributions amounted to GH¢5,421.00, spanning July 2017 to September 2018.

 Madam Dagba Faustine, who pleaded guilty with explanation, said she assumed duty as manager of the company only two months ago, and was now settling down and had no idea about the company’s default in payments over the period. 

 She was, however, convicted on her own plea to reappear on July 11, this year for sentencing. 

Mr George Akuaku, Hohoe SSNIT Compliance Supervisor, presenting the facts of the case to the court, presided by Mr Peter Anongdare, said the accused is the Manager of Allied Oil Company Limited in Hohoe.

He said the company was registered and covered by the Basic National Security Scheme under the National Pension Act 2008 (Act 766), as amended by Section 7 of the National Pensions (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act 883), and, therefore, bonded to abide by the law.

Mr Akuaku said inspections conducted by SSNIT inspectors into the pay books of the establishment covering specified periods, revealed that the accused person had failed to pay contributions and penalties amounting to GH¢5,421.37.
    
Mr Akuaku said a demand notice was served to the company, and several attempts made for them to settle their indebtedness, proved futile. – GNA 

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