The Social Security National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) in Bolgatanga has
embarked on an exercise to prosecute defaulters to reduce indebtedness to the
trust.

The exercise would
prosecute offenders for non compliance including non-registration of employers
and employees, non-submission of contributions reports and declaration of
salaries.

Mr Jose Abugre, Area
Manager for the Northern Sector of the Trust disclosed this in an interview
with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Bolgatanga, and said the mass prosecution
exercise was to reduce employer indebtedness to the trust.

He urged employers
owing the trust to visit the nearest SSNIT offices to enable management to help
address their grievances to avoid legal action.

Mr Abugre said
employers should endeavour to comply with the law and avoid prosecution.

He said an
inspection has been done to fit in the mass prosecution, scheduled to end in
the second week of July this year.

He further said the
exercise was expected to reduce indebtedness which is in line with the
objectives of the trust

The Head of
Prosecution at the Bolgatanga branch of the Trust, Mr Moses Dibboro, hinted
that the trust had rolled out some programme including mass inspection of
business premises.

He said the purpose
of the exercise was to alert employers who were not compliant with laws of the
trust to reconcile their books to know the state of their indebtedness and be
advised to make payments where necessary.

Mr Dibboro said it was not in the interest of the trust to punish anyone, and said it was to enforce the law to keep the trust growing.

Source: GNA