Ghana: GHALCA Chairman Fianoo Hails Seed Initiative From SSNIT

The Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), Mr Kudjoe Fianoo, has lauded the Self-Employed Enrolment Drive (SEED) initiative from the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).

The initiative aims at encouraging self-employed workers to join the SSNIT Scheme to enable them enjoy a decent future retirement and other benefits.

The GHALCA Chairman gave the approval of the initiative at the Afro Sports International Summit held at the Accra International Conference Centre last Thursday.

Mr Fianoo was part of the invited Speakers for the two-day programme that gathered invited guests and speakers from Europe and some African countries.

As a pensioner himself, Mr Fianoo pledged to be an ambassador, especially for the SEED initiative which he confessed that it was a good initiative and one that he recommended to self-employed persons and footballers, especially.

“I am a pensioner myself and would encourage all administrators, club owners, footballers who are on their own now to contact SSNIT to get enrolled. The same advice goes to other athletes such as boxers, athletes, swimmers, armedwrestlers and the supporters who are self-employed. I urge all to quickly join the SEED programme to secure their future.”

As a former Chief Executive Officer of Ashgold Sporting Club, he recounted the premium the club placed on the payment of SSNIT contributions of players and other staff, adding that “that’s why I’m now enjoying my pension.”