President of Ghana Premier League club, AshantiGold, Dr. Kwaku Frimpong is a wanted man as an Obuasi based court has issued an order for his arrest for failing to honour writs of summons served.
Nkoh Joseph, National Coordinator of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), in an interview revealed that the President of AshantiGold had failed to pay the SSNIT contributions for his club’s players for over a year now.
Dr. Kwaku Frimpong’s failure to pay the SSNIT contributions of his employees came to the fore after the state-owned institution made some checks in their books.
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust upon noticing the discrepancies requested a meeting with the club owner to discuss a way forward but Dr. Kwaku Frimpong failed to honour the meeting.
The state-owned institution took the next best option available to them, they therefore served the club with writs of summons. And like before, no club member responded to the summon which has now led the court to issue an arrest for the club president.
It would appear it is common practice amongst local clubs to default in the payment of SSNIT contributions for their players as AshantiGold becomes the third local club to be served with a writ of summon for defaulting in the payment of their players’ contributions.
Legon Cities, defending champions of the Ghana Premier League, Accra Hearts of Oak have all been reported to have defaulted in the payment of their players’ contributions.