Film producer dragged to court for non-payment of SSNIT contributions

Ghanaian film producer and director of Sparrow Productions Limited, Shirley Frimpong-Manso has been dragged to court for failing to pay the SSNIT contributions of her workers.

According to The Ghanaian Times, Shirley was fined GH¢600 by an Accra District Magistrate court, in default would serve 14 days imprisonment.
Prosecuting, Nana Akua Annimwaa Thompson of the Trust, told the court, presided over by Dr Worlanyo Kotoltu that Sparrow Productions Limited failed to pay Social Security of workers totalling GH¢64, 203.52.
The court heard that the company, located at Kokomlemle in Accra, provides advertising services.

The Ghanaian Times reported that Shirley, was not in court last Saturday when judgment was pronounced, but her representative, Kenneth Attoh, a director of the company, was convicted on his admission of guilt.

The court, further ordered the management of Sparrow to settle its indebtedness.

Nana Thompson disclosed that the company was in arrears between September 2011 and June 2016, adding that the employer was notified of her indebtedness, but she did not comply.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Josephine l Osafo-Affum, Legon Branch Manager of SSNIT, said the Trust had begun mass prosecution of defaulters.
She said employers were mandated to honour SSNlT contributions of their employees at the end of every month, and warned that those who would default would be dealt with.

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