Construction of SSC maternal shelters commences

11 Jul 2019 18:00pm
OUTAPI, 11 JUL (NAMPA) – The Social Security Commission (SSC) on Thursday launched the construction of a maternal shelter to the cost of N.dollars 10 million near Outapi District Hospital in the Omusati Region.
Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, Erkki Nghimtina, officiated at the launch of the construction, accompanied by, amongst others, Swapo Secretary-General, Sophia Shaningwa and Omusati Governor, Erginus Endjala.
Speaking at the event, Nghimtina indicated that the SSC invested a total N.dollars 30 million in the establishment of maternal shelters in the country.
Aside from Outapi, Nghimtina said two others SSC-sponsored maternal shelters are to be constructed at Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region and Rundu in the Kavango East Region.
According to him, the ground-breaking for the construction of the Katima Mulilo maternal shelter took place late last year and its completion would be this year in September.
Nghimtina pointed out that the construction of the nine-room Outapi shelter is to be completed in February next year, while the establishment of the Rundu shelter will also be launched with a ground-breaking ceremony in the near future.
He urged the prudent use of the funds for the intended purpose, and also for the users and managers of the shelters to take good care of the facilities.
The shelters at Katima Mulilo and Rundu will also be constructed at a cost of N.dollars 10 million each.