A claim by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia that SSNIT yearly saves $30 million utilized to create SSNIT cards due of the adoption of the Ghana Card has been challenged by Vice President of IMANI Africa, Bright Simons.
Dr. Bawumia claims that the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has been creating cards at a cost of $3,000 for the approximately 10,000 people it registers each year, according to Bright Simons.
In a tweet, Simons made the claim that if the vice president’s calculations are accurate, the price SSNIT paid to print its cards was extortionate.
“In recent years, the average annual addition of new members to the Ghanaian Social Security Scheme (SSNIT) has been around 10,000. This information indicates that SSNIT spends about $3000 annually each membership card. Fascinating,” the message said in several places.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said, “The state pension authority no longer has to spend money on printing pension cards for beneficiary members as a result of the integration of the SSNIT card into the Ghana card,” during the Civil Service Awards ceremony held in Accra on July 29, 2022.
“Today, we merged the Ghana card with the SSNIT card, preventing SSNIT from printing SSNIT cards once more.
Now that they only only the Ghana card, they save close to $30 million annually, according to the vice president.
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