Top Government Official ‘slapped’ with dismissal by President Akufo-Addo. Check Reasons Here.

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The Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang is ‘slapped’ with dismissal from his official duties.

He will go with three months’ salary as well as collect any terminal benefit he may be entitled to.

In the statement signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo also directed him to hand over his office to Mr. Kofi Bosompem Osafo Maafo.  

“To ensure a smooth transition, kindly hand over and cease to act as the Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) no later than close of business on Monday, 15th April, 2024. The President thanks you for your service to the nation and extends his best wishes,” he added.

Read full statement here

In another related story, kindly read about some achievements and awards received by Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang.

Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang on 8th April 2021 was awarded the Most Impressive Leader of the Decade by The Initiators of Change Foundation (ICF).

Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang was nominated for the award due to the positive impact he has made on society as Director-General of the Trust.

A citation read during the presentation outlined some feats SSNIT has chalked up under his leadership.

These include extending social security coverage to more than 1.63 million workers as at November 2020, from 1.27 million in December 2016; regular issuance of electronic Statements of Account to SSNIT-members; and a reduction in the amount of time new pensioners have to wait before receiving their first pension after submitting pension applications – from about two months to 10 working days, among others.

Source: Citinewsroom

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