SSNIT Public Trust and Credibility in Jeopardy. As Minister and the Presidency takeover six Hotels

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SSNIT Public Trust and Credibility in Jeopardy. As Minister and the Presidency takeover six Hotels
Dr. Ahmed M. Gedel Former NDC Technical Advisor(Biometric) and NDC Rep@ IPAC &UNDP- Ghana. SNR. Accessibility Clerk officer. New York State Board of Elections. Deputy Coordinator Zongo Caucus, USA. +1-347-954-5685 +233-244492797

The recent takeover of six hotels by Bryan Acheampong and the Presidency has raised serious concerns about the public trust and credibility of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).

 The involvement of the presidency and high-ranking government officials in the takeover has sparked questions about potential conflicts of interest, political interference, and the motivations behind the move.

The takeover has led to public concerns about the management and transparency of SSNIT, with some questioning whether the trust's funds are being used appropriately. 

The overwhelming interest of the presidency and the
government officials have also raised concerns about the Potential conflicts of interest and bias in decision-making,Political interference in the management of SSNIT and 
Lack of transparency in the takeover process. 

The takeover of the six hotels by the minister and his government has put SSNIT's credibility and public trust in jeopardy, with many calling for greater transparency and accountability in the management of SSNIT and its Board. Others have also called for an independent and thorough investigation to unravel the rot and abuse of public funds with impunity.

Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has filed a petition with the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), urging an immediate investigation into the controversial takeover of the  six hotels by the minister and the Presidency.

 The petition seeks a comprehensive probe into alleged:
▪︎Conflict of interest and abuse of power
▪︎Violations of due process and procurement breaches
▪︎Cronyism and graft

Ablakwa's petition demands a thorough examination of these serious allegations to ensure accountability and justice.

The public expects a thorough and impartial investigation by CHRAJ, characterized by transparency and accountability, with all findings publicly disclosed to restore trust and credibility of SSNIT.

To regain public trust and credibility, SSNIT must also take the following steps:

1.Provide clear explanations for the takeover, including the identities of the nine shortlisted companies.

2.Ensure appropriate use of funds.Implement measures to prevent conflicts of interest and bias.

3.Demonstrate a commitment to transparency and accountability.

By addressing the concerns surrounding the takeover and ensuring transparent, accountable, and politically independent management, SSNIT can somehow restore public trust and credibility.

Ultimately, this takeover scandal serves as a reminder of the importance of transparency and accountability in governance. 

It highlights the need for robust institutions and mechanisms to prevent abuse of power, conflicts of interest, and corruption. 

The outcome of the CHRAJ investigations will have significant implications for the future of SSNIT, the NPP government, and the people of Ghana.