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.
“The average number of new members added to the Ghanaian Social Security Scheme (SSNIT) every year has been about 10,000 in recent years. This revelation means that SSNIT spends roughly $3000 per membership card annually. Fascinating,” parts of the tweet read.
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’ve integrated the Ghana card with the SSNIT card, so SSNIT no longer has to print SSNIT cards again. They are saving close to $30 million every year now because they only need the Ghana card,” the vice president said.
Read Bright Simons’ tweet below:
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