By Isatou Jawara
The Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation has recently elected board members of the National Provident Fund (NFP) and Federated Pension Scheme (FPS).
The AGM was attended by employers from both the private and public sectors who raised concern about the misuse of funds by former social security board members.
The AGM started with presentations by staff of social security on the role of the Corporation.
The election was conducted and supervised by IEC’s Abdoulie Jeng, the director of operations with the team.
Tamsir Sallah, the Finance Director of GPA, was elected no opposed as board member to represent the Federated Pension Scheme (FPS) while Mrs Mamata Janisa from EU was elected to represent the National Provident Fund (NFP) as board member.
The executive director of Social Security Muhammed Manjang, said: “In this new dispensation everyone wants to know how their funds are spent. We have to make it a priority for it to be better than before.
“We will not act on executive directives but am pleased that the current government has not been issuing any executive directives for us to act on. What we need to do is to make sure we have an effective board that really understands the issues to become an effective steward of the assets of the membership of the corporation.”