The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has introduced a SSNIT Virtual Infozone to educate its members and the general public on its scheme and its benefits.
The infozone is an information-sharing platform that allows the Trust to use various digital meeting channels such as Facebook Live, Zoom and WhatsApp to interact with the public.
The first SSNIT Virtual Infozone was live on Facebook last Wednesday, August 5, 2020 and will be on every Wednesday at 4 p.m.
The SSNIT Virtual Infozone comes on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic which has impacted the Trust’s approach to business, including the delivery of public education.
Commenting on the SSNIT Virtual Infozone, the Corporate Affairs Manager, Ms Afua Amankwa Sarkodie, said it had become necessary for the Trust to conduct public education online through the Trust’s digital media channels to ensure business continuity even as the Trust observed the COVID-19 safety protocols to reduce the spread of infections.
“Businesses all over the world, with the Trust not being an exception, are grappling with the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Presently, all in-person public education has been put on hold across the Trust, necessitating a stronger emphasis on digital media to sustain the education of stakeholders to ensure continuous public awareness of the Trust and its operations,” she explained.
Ms Sarkodie indicated that the ultimate goal of the Trust was to build and strengthen its relationship with stakeholders in spite of the pandemic, adding, “we have a duty to educate and connect with our members and clients despite the prevailing circumstances.”