President Akufo-Addo Takes Decisive Action, Sacks SSNIT CEO Amid Governance Concerns

President Akufo-Addo Takes Decisive Action, Sacks SSNIT CEO Amid Governance Concerns
John Ofori-Tenkorang
Written By : Francisca Nana Owubah


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made a bold move by removing Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang from his position as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). This decision aims to revamp the state-owned pension fund and enhance its effectiveness.

Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang's dismissal follows a string of controversies during his tenure at SSNIT, including allegations of financial mismanagement and governance issues. President Akufo-Addo's action is viewed as necessary to rebuild public trust in the institution and ensure its transparent and accountable operation.

In an official statement from the Presidency, President Akufo-Addo reaffirmed his dedication to strengthening SSNIT's governance and management, ensuring it delivers social security to all Ghanaians. The President also announced plans to promptly initiate the search for a new CEO to lead SSNIT in a fresh direction.

The announcement of Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang's removal has sparked varied reactions. While some commend the President's decisive move, others express concerns about SSNIT's stability during the transition. The future performance and accountability of SSNIT under new leadership remain to be seen.

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