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Full Text: SSNIT responds to Ablakwa’s comments on sale of hotels


The attention of the Management of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has been drawn to a discussion on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana Programme on Friday, 17th May, 2024.

The discussion partly covered SSNIT’s strategic decision to divest 60% of its stake in the six (6) hotels in its investment portfolio.

The Management of SSNIT wishes to comment as follows:

1. The Trust is seeking to partner a strategic investor to raise capital to invest in the
hotels, and also assist in their management.

2. The primary objective of finding a strategic investor is to increase efficiency, profitability, shareholder value, and the long-term sustainability of the SSNIT
Pension Scheme.

3. Accordingly, SSNIT went through International Competitive Tendering (ICT) processes as prescribed by the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (ACT 663), as
amended by ACT 914, for the selection of a strategic investor.

4. The Trust commenced the process with the engagement of a Transaction Advisor through the ICT method of procurement, with publication of
advertisements in the Daily Graphic on 14th November, 2018 and in the Ghanaian Times on 15th November, 2018.

5. The advertisement was also published in an international magazine, The Economist in its January 5-11, 2019 edition. As of January 16th, 2019 deadline, fifteen (15) firms had expressed interest in submitting bids. Of these, six (6) were shortlisted and issued with Request for Proposal (RFP) documents.

6. Approval was sought from the Central Tender Review Committee (CTRC) for the selection of a Transaction Advisor on 12th December, 2019 and that was granted on 24th December, 2019.

7. Following the selection of the independent Transaction Advisor to guide the selection of a Strategic investor amongst others, further advertisements for an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a Strategic Partner for the SSNIT Hotels were
placed in the Daily Graphic on 3rd February, 2022 and in the Ghanaian Times on 7th February, 2022. The advertisement was also published in The Economist Magazine on 26th February, 2022.

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