Very soon, employers and individuals will no longer have to worry about leaving their comfort zones to the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) office to pay pension funds.
This is because SSNIT is gearing its head up to introduce a system where people can pay their contributions via Mobile Money (MoMo).
Also, a platform would be launched to allow contributors pay their monthly contributions directly from their banks to SSNIT’s account.
This was made known by the Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), John Ofori-Tenkorang, at an operation conference held in the Eastern region.
In a press release sighted by GhanaWeb, Mr Ofori-Tenkorang was optimistic his outfit will launch this platform before the year ends.
The Director-General of SSNIT said, “If you want to pay your SSNIT, you either have to walk to our partner banks to pay there or come to our office but some people find that as a challenge especially when there is no bank near you or when you cannot walk to our offices. So what we are doing is that we are going to introduce the ability to pay by MoMo.
“It is going to be tied to a new platform that we are going to launch and people can pay through mobile money and they can also pay directly from their bank account to our bank account without leaving their offices. I am hoping that we will launch this before the end of the year,” he added.
A total of GH¢1.8billion has been made in benefit payments to pensioners during the first half of 2021.
This represents an 8.17% increase in benefits paid compared to the 2020 figure of GH¢1.66 billion.
As of October 2021, SSNIT has paid a total of GH¢246.59 million to 219,598 pensioners.