President Akufo-Addo Appoints Kofi Bosompem Osafo-Maafo as the New SSNIT Boss

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President Akufo-Addo, has appointed Kofi Bosompem Osafo-Maafo to assume the role of Director General at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). This appointment marks a significant moment in the leadership of one of Ghana’s most critical financial institutions.

Kofi Bosompem Osafo-Maafo, the newly appointed SSNIT boss is the son of Yaw Osafo-Maafo, a distinguished figure who once served as a Minister under the President and now holds the esteemed position of Senior Advisor to the President.

The transition of power at SSNIT involves the departure of Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang, the outgoing Director General. In a directive issued by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang has been instructed to conclude his duties and hand over the reins of leadership to Mr. Kofi Bosompem Osafo-Maafo by Monday, April 15, 2024. This formal transfer of authority is in line with established protocols and ensures continuity within the institution.

The official letter, dated April 8, 2024, outlines the terms of Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang’s departure. The letter signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante, references Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang’s appointment letter issued by the Public Services Commission on July 1, 2019. The letter communicates the regrettable news of the termination of Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang’s appointment, effective April 15, 2024, with three months’ salary provided in lieu of notice. Additionally, Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang is directed to facilitate a smooth transition by handing over his office to Mr. Kofi Bosompem Osafo-Maafo and availing himself to collect any terminal benefits entitled to him.

Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang’s prompt adherence to the directive ensures that Mr. Kofi Bosompem Osafo-Maafo can assume his new role without disruption. This continuity is vital for SSNIT, an institution entrusted with safeguarding the social security and financial well-being of Ghanaian citizens.

The President’s gratitude for Dr. Ofori-Tenkorang’s service is evident in the letter, which extends best wishes for his future endeavors.

As Mr. Kofi Bosompem Osafo-Maafo steps into his new position, he inherits both challenges and opportunities. SSNIT plays a crucial role in Ghana’s social and economic landscape, managing pension funds and providing social security services to citizens. Mr. Osafo-Maafo’s leadership will be instrumental in steering SSNIT through the complexities of financial management, regulatory compliance, and public trust.

Mr. Osafo-Maafo’s qualifications experience and commitment to service will undoubtedly be the primary factors guiding his tenure at SSNIT.

The appointment of Kofi Bosompem Osafo-Maafo as the new Director General of SSNIT represents a significant transition in leadership with implications for Ghana’s social security landscape. As he assumes this role, Mr. Osafo-Maafo carries with him a legacy of service and a mandate to uphold the trust and confidence of the Ghanaian people. With the President’s endorsement and the nation’s support, Mr. Osafo-Maafo is poised to lead SSNIT into a new era of effectiveness and accountability.

GH Educate wishes Mr. Kofi Bosompem Osafo-Maafo well in his new appointment as the Director General of SSNIT

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