Ghanaian Filmmaker Shirley Frimpong-Manso To Pay GHC 64, 203.52 Or Go To Jail For 14 Days – Court Orders

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An Accra District Magistrate court has fined Director of Sparrow Productions Limited, Shirley Frimpong-Manso an amount of GHC 600 for failing to pay the SSNIT contributions of her workers – and further ordered her to pay the contributions in arrears totalling GHC 64, 203.52 or go to jail for 14 days.

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, Accra, provides advertising services. Mrs. Manso, 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. According to Nana Thompson, 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.