The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor, has been recognised as Outstanding Board Chairman of the year 2019.
This was during the virtual awards event of the 10th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards 2020 held last Saturday in Accra.
Dr. Addo Kufuor was noted to have demonstrated corporate leadership, sustained business performance, integrity, vision and business innovation in the National Pension Scheme in Ghana.
He dedicated the award to the Board of Trustees, Management and Staff of the Trust saying that the award is a testament of their hard work, team spirit and willingness to change the narrative of the Trust.
“To stakeholders of the Scheme, especially pensioners, thank you. I believe that you are the reason the Trust exists and your input over the years have contributed to the sustenance of the Scheme”, he added.
He said that after the assumption of Office, the Board and Management had to re-strategise and refocus the business of the Trust to position it as a credible high performing institution, further indicating that some notable achievements were the deletion of over 12, 000 non-existent pensioners from the pension payroll saving the Trust about GHs106 Million.
“The Trust had saved millions of dollars as a result of the comprehensive value-for-money audit carried out on SSNIT investments to guide investment decisions by Management”, he stressed.
He expressed gratitude to the organisers for recognizing the work that the Board and Management have done at SSNIT.
In fact, his leadership role at SSNIT has enabled the Trust win several awards including, 2019 Company of the Year – Public Sector (Ghana Business Awards), 1st in the Public Sector Category for Customer Service in 2019 and Public Relations Organisation of the year (Public Sector) – 2018 among others.
The Awards organised on the theme: Celebrating Ten Years of Entrepreneurial Excellence and Business Development in Ghana, is aimed at recognising and celebrating Corporate Business Executives and Entrepreneurs who have managed successful public and private organisations in Ghana.
The Guests of Honour of the event were Indian High Commissioner, H.E Sugandh Rajaram, US Ambassador, H.E Mrs Stephanie Sullivan, Colombian Ambassador, H.E Mrs. Claudia Turbay Quintero, and South African High Commissioner, H.E Lulu Xingwana.