The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has withdrawn its suit against Engineers & Planners owned by Ibrahim Mahama, a brother of Former President John Dramani Mahama.
Counsel of the nation’s pension-management body made the announcement in court on Saturday, May 13.
SSNIT had dragged E&P to the Accra District Court over the non-payment of workers’ social security. It had told the Court on Saturday, April 29 that E&P was in arrears in excess of GH¢660,000.
Though E&P failed to make an appearance in court on the first day of hearing, its lawyers on Saturday, May 13 pleaded not guilty.
Before Saturday’s hearing, however, SSNIT had cleared E&P of any indebtedness, explaining that a negotiated agreement was reached in December, 2016 to have the mining firm settle its arrears.
This followed a strong disagreement mounted by E&P the first working day after the case was first opened in court, on a weekend.