Uganda National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has received Good Practice Awards from the International Social Security Association (ISSA) for its outstanding operations and services over the recent years.
The Fund, in a press statement last week, was recognized and awarded during the Regional Social Security Forum for Africa that took place in Casablanca, Morocco in early December.
Under the theme of ‘Excellence in Social Security in Africa’, the Forum provided a key platform for participants to share information and discuss the most important regional social security trends and priority issues in Africa.
The ISSA Good Practice Award programme is organized on a regional basis over a three-year cycle.
The competition for Africa in 2014 attracted 58 entries from 29 organizations in 22 countries.
NSSF Uganda was awarded Certificates of Merit for each of the good practices entries that it submitted.
These included mobile phone based service delivery, Stakeholder communication and engagement- Annual Members Meeting initiative and Institutionalization of a performance management system.
While receiving the awards, Edgar Birungi NSSF’s Marketing Manager said that the Fund was honoured by the continental gesture.
“NSSF Uganda has achieved major milestones over the last couple of years that have improved its operational and administrative capacities. The Fund deserves to be recognized for its good practices and innovations in the administration of social security that have resulted into better service delivery to members,” he said.
Birungi said during the NSSF Members Meeting which is now an annual event, stakeholders and members of the Fund were updated on the Funds’ performance over the last five years and its future investment outlook.
The Forum involved 200 participants, primarily CEOs and senior managers of ISSA social security member organizations in Africa, as well as policy-makers, experts and representatives of international organizations.
The Secretary General ISSA, Hans -Horst Konkolewsyk said that social security systems in Africa have made remarkable progress in extending coverage to populations, improving access and securing sustainability in a dynamic economic context.
Source : East African Business Week