The Social Security Commission (SSC) officially inaugurated its service centre in the Central Business District of the capital Windhoek late last week.
This comes days after the SSC opened a social security office in Eenhana on 26 June 2013.
The Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Doreen Sioka delivered the key note address at the and urged the SSC to further extend and intensify the social security coverage to the most vulnerable of society and to reach the most remote areas of the country, where no doubt the services are needed the most.
“I further would like to urge you not only to invest in your assets, but to create more jobs for our people. It must be understood that in the long run, social security will benefit the country as a whole by providing a sense of financial and economic security. I would therefore appeal to the Commission to seek innovative ways of widening the social safety net and speed up the implementation of the National Pension Fund and the National Medical Benefit Fund,” she said.
The SCC recently also launched their revamped website, where members of the fund could access information related to the activities of the funds, while they could also complete application forms online.