Pensions Campaign in Oti Region
NATIONAL OUTREACH ON PENSIONS IN OTI REGION
The National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) as part of its quest to improve informal pension coverage in Ghana is organising an outreach programme in Oti Region to create awareness on pension. the move is to educate and sensitise both formal and informal sector workers on pension matters.
The outreach programme would begin on Monday, 4th April and ends on Friday, 8th April. It is specifically, to encourage the informal sector workers in the area to understand and encourage them to join and actively participate in pension schemes to help alleviate old-age poverty.
The Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Honourable Ignatius Baffour Awuah will join a team from the NPRA led by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hayford Atta Krufi to undertake the five-day exercise under the theme, “Pension For All” it will take the team to Dambai, Kete-Krachi and Nkwanta.
The Oti Regional Minister, Honourable Joshua Gmayenaam Makubu in a meeting with the NPRA at Dambai on the programme welcomed the initiative. He expressed the hope that the exercise would help to identify the many informal workers in the region who are not on pensions and sign them on to pensions schemes.
He said the collaboration between the NPRA and the Regional Coordinating Council the exercise is an indication of the government's efforts in addressing old age and retirement challenges among the people.
A number of pension Corporate Trustees will join the campaign to encourage and aid prospective pensions contributors to register on pension schemes.
The Ministers will address members of the local Council of Churches, the Muslims Communities, Traditional Leaders, Informal Sector Groups among others.
There will also be Pensions Forums for identifiable groups like the Driver Unions, Market Women, Ghana Hairdressers and Beauticians Association Tailors and Dressmakers Association, Ghana Hoteliers Association, the Ghana Enterprise Agency and other Individual self-employed.
Nana Sifa Twum (Head, Corporate Affairs)