Mr. Eric Opoku, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, has urged the management of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to adopt new strategies and innovative ways to improve upon their services and operations within the competitive working environment.
He noted that with the introduction of the second and third tier schemes, there was the need for SSNIT to work harder to secure its position within the approved policies and regulations to help build a stronger institution to ensure that workers look up to their retirement with optimism.
The regional minister said these in a speech read for him at the 5th Quadrennial Delegate Congress of the Senior Staff Association of SSNIT in Sunyani.
The Quadrennial Delegate Conference was on the theme: “Efficient and Effective Pension Administration through Technology.”
Mr. Opoku said the success story of SSNIT today was as a result of sacrifices and selfless contributions made by their predecessors and called on the current generation not to rest on their oars, and maintain the growth of the institution.
He advised the leadership of the Senior Staff Association to use the congress to critically evaluate their performance and explore ways to enhance their role in the management of the institution.
The regional minister also stressed the need for the Senior Staff Association to build healthy relationships among their members indicating that “your collective force is a weapon that can be harnessed for the development of your institution.”
The Director General of SSNIT, Mr. Ernest Thompson, in a speech read on his behalf, implore the executives of the Trust, management and staff to continually demonstrate professionalism, commitment among others in the discharge of their duties.
According to him, the introduction of technology in the operations of SSNIT had brought about efficiency and effectiveness in the organisation and called on workers to increase productivity which was anchored in the values that have been espoused by the Trust.
From: Daniel Dzirasah – Sunyani