SSC lures hundreds at Ongwediva Trade Fair

29 Aug 2013 13:00




The Social Security Commission (SSC) says hundreds of visitors flocked to its stands at the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair to find out more about the newly adjusted benefits or simply to participate to win one of the many items that up for grabs.

As a value add, the SSC held an information session for small and medium entrepreneurs at the trade fair.

The workshop was attended by more than 67 SME owners in and around the towns of Oshakati, Ongwediva and Ondangwa, the organisation says in a statement.

Participants were given a brief rundown of the SSC operations and it was explained what is expected from business owners, more specifically SMEs as well as what is in it for them, how they can make payments and the like.

Oshakati Branch Manager of the Social Security Commission, Kleophas Shatona, stressed the importance of information sharing and empowering small business owners with relevant information regarding the SSC’s operations and activities.

Shatona urged the participants to serve as ambassadors of the SSC in spreading and empowering fellow business partners and associates with the information that was presented at the workshop.

I can also assure you that the SSC is making huge strides in fulfilling its mandate of providing social protection to the Namibian workforce and their dependents.”