Elizabeth Ohene appointed chair of SSNIT board.
A former minister Elizabeth Ohene has been appointed board chair of the social security and national trust (SSNIT). The journalist ,former minister and politician who served as a key speech writer in the Kufour administration has yet landed a new job. she takes over from Dr Kwame Addo who served as board chair between January 2017-2021. The new board chair is expected to work with the management of SSNIT to pursue the TRUST’ vision which is To be the model for the administration of Social Protection Schemes in Africa and beyond”. and a mission to provide income security for workers in Ghana through excellent business practices”.
The Trust was established in 1972 under NRCD 127 to administer the National Social Security Scheme. Prior to 1972, the Scheme was administered jointly by the then Department of Pensions and the State Insurance Corporation. The Trust administered the Social Security Scheme as a Provident Fund Scheme until 1991 when it was converted to a Social Insurance Pension Scheme then governed by the PNDC law 247. The scheme in Ghana was reformed by an Act of Parliament, Act 766 of 2008 and was implemented in January 2010 to replace all pension schemes in Ghana including Cap 30. In 2014, the National Pensions (Amendment) Act 883 was passed to amend portions of Act 766.