August 31, 2022
No Outstanding SSNIT Contribution Exists for All Employees at GEPA
Our attention has been drawn to a news article with a misleading headline on Ghanaweb titled: GEPA failed to pay SSNIT contribution of contract workers of over GH¢500,000 – A-G report posted on August 30, 2022.
Ghana Export Promotion wishes to confirm that this has been rectified since March 2022 and contract workers in the Ghana Export Promotion Authority have had their backlog of SSNIT contributions paid and the Authority continues to pay SSNIT contributions for its contract staff.
Ghana Export Promotion Authority confirms that there was an aberration related to payment of SSNIT contributions for contract workers during the period under review i.e. 2019 – 2020.
The story as carried by Ghanaweb creates the impression that the issue is an ongoing one.
The audit, as stated in the Auditor General’s report is expected to “…lead to improvement in quality of financial information to stakeholders…” and not to create fear and panic.
The Authority respects the online news portal (Ghanaweb) for its work over the years, however, it is important to crosscheck news prior to sharing to avoid creating undue panic and anxiety for employees and related stakeholders.
Issued by the Public Relations Department
Ghana Export Promotion Authority
Africa Trade House