Business News of Friday, 1 March 2013

Source: Daily Graphic

SSNIT takes legal action to retrieve contributions

The Tema Area Office of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has taken legal action to retrieve social security contributions owed by some recalcitrant employers.

In the course of proceedings, bench warrants were issued for the arrest of non-responsive employers.

They are Louissa Fassio, Administrator of Vebs Medical Centre, who owes GH?1,314.09; Evans Adzigodi of Top Stars School who owes GHC 1,342.44, E.K Keketsyor of Mawuli International School in Sogakope who owes GHC 1,842.21 and Dr Stephen Hoggar of Hoggar Clinic in Akatsi who also owes GHC 14,596.27 as of July 2012.

According Mrs Rosemary A. Sackey, Tema Area Manager of SSNIT, the legal action has helped SSNIT to retrieve social security contributions in arrears. She cited for example the Dangme East District Assembly which owed GHC 40,052.86 for January 2010 to June 2012 which has paid GHC 22,005.28 and negotiated the payment of the balance of GHC 18,047.58.

Severin Nkamwa of Ningo Salt Limited who initially owed GHC 85,537.69 between November 2011 and March 2012 and has also paid GHC 36,537.69, while Gabriel Anku of Aqua-In Ltd reduced his indebtedness to GHC 500.91 from GHC 12,229.62 by paying an amount of GHC 11,728.11.

Mrs Sackey further said Emmanuel Acquah of Emmanuel Preparatory School in Keta who owed GHC 3,053.44 as of December 2011 had paid GHC 300.00 out of the amount and Mr Sammy Tawiah of Biochemicals Products Limited who has fully paid his debt of GHC 1,818.82.

She emphasized that the legal proceedings would continue until “the last pesewa is paid by the employers.”