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SSNIT withdraws suit against Ibrahim Mahama

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has withdrawn its suit against Engineers & Planners owned by Ibrahim Mahama, a brother of Former President John Dramani Mahama.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.

READ: Engineers & Planners has settled liabilities – SSNIT

This followed a strong disagreement mounted by E&P the first working day after the case was first opened in court, on a weekend.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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