Ernest Thompson, Director General of Ghana's Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), has reportedly been removed from office.
According to the Daily Guide's sources, news of the removal of the social welfare managing body's Director-General came on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.
Reports have it that Mr. Thompson's dismissal was greeted with great enthusiasm and good cheer by SSNIT staff. The staff expressed that under Mr. Thompson's stewardship, SSNIT has been run down, with a lot of the company's most prized assets being liquidated.
SSNIT staff also accused Mr Thompson of nepotism in employment and promotions, saying that, according to them, some have been on one grade for over eight years.
According to the Daily Guide's sources, the outgoing Director-General of SSNIT, with the board's approval, had gone ahead and put some of the company's most prized assets up for sale. A move that hasn't sat well with the company's staff. These buildings, which include six residential properties and two guest houses, are located in North Ridge, Cantonments and Airport Residential Area, Accra.
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The decision to put these properties up for sale has had some members of the public concerned, saying that SSNIT rather ought to concentrate on protecting it's properties, as opposed to dispensing them.
A memo has been given to SSNIT management written by an ad hoc committee set up by the company's board was written after the committee was charged with writing a report on the state of the aforementioned properties.
“The sale is to be advertised and bidders should be required to submit bid bonds as was done in the case of the disposal of the Wa and Bolgatanga properties,” adding that “due process should be followed accordingly.”