SSNIT assures explosion won’t affect its operations

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Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang, SSNIT Director-General

Management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has assured the public that the gas explosion that occurred at the premises of Premier Towers over the weekend will not affect its operations.

The Trust has therefore asked its clients and members to visit any of the SSNIT branches to transact their businesses.

“Even though the explosion affected some of the glazed windows at the Pension House and Tower Block, it will not interrupt the conduct of business. Members and Clients may visit our offices to access any service on Monday, 1st November, 2021,” SSNIT conveyed this in a statement.

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It further said that the security agencies were investigating the cause of the unfortunate incident.

“Management assures that all the necessary precautions are being put in place to ensure the safety and security of staff and clients,” it added.

Background

A gas explosion at the Premier Towers building, around Ministries in Accra, on Saturday left one dead, another in critical condition, and a third person with minor injuries.

Reports say the deceased and the critically injured person, both welders, were engaged to dismantle a garbage container within the premises of a company that operates from the Premier Towers building, but their cylinders exploded during the process.

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The third victim, an Uber driver, got injured while driving on the nearby road during the explosion.

While the remains of the deceased were conveyed to the Police hospital, the injured were sent to the 37 Military Hospital for treatment.

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