Ghana’s highest pension earner takes home about GH¢51,000 every month. That is according to the Director General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang.
At a press conference in Accra on November 29, the Director-General said the anonymous pensioner was a huge and consistent contributor for a long time.
He was responding to a question on pension discrepancies vis-à-vis salaries earned during active service.
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Dr Ofori-Tenkorang indicated that the pension paid monthly is regulated by an act of Parliament, which also determines the end-of-service earnings for contributors.
He, therefore, cited that the highest earner in their records currently takes home GH¢51,000 every month.
The SSNIT Director General revealed that some are supposed to earn as low as GH¢100 but, again, the legislation does not allow those persons to be given that simply because the lowest pension is pegged with the minimum wage.
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SSNIT contributions are compulsory and government regularly checks on companies to pay for their employees.
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