Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang receiving his award
The Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang, was adjudged the most outstanding Director-General of the year 2018 on Saturday at the 9th Ghana Entrepreneur & Corporate Executive Awards 2019 held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
The award is in recognition of Dr Ofori-Tenkorang’s visionary and strategic leadership and corporate excellence, which has consolidated the Trust’s leadership role.
In an interview with the media, Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang dedicated his award to the Board of Trustees, management and staff of the Trust for “continuously and tirelessly contributing to the efficient management of the SSNIT Scheme.”
“I believe that their contributions have led to the gains we have made such as reducing benefits processing time from 30 days to 19 days and re-negotiation of agreements on some ICT infrastructure, support and license fees which have resulted in the savings of $8.52 million to the Trust.
“Also their commitment to providing a customer friendly environment for our members, especially the pensioners with the institution of the Pensioners’ Priority Desk and provision of access ramps and wheel chairs at our offices for the pensioners with mobility challenges,” he stated.
Dr Ofori Tenkorang said he intends to continue strengthening the service culture by making access to SSNIT’s services effortless such as introducing mobile money platforms for the payment of contributions and benefits.
He said he would enhance the level of Social Security awareness among the general populace through various initiatives such as SSNIT Info shop for students and SSNIT Minute, which is currently being aired on selected radio stations.
The Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards (GECEA) is organised by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG).