— NAPSA opens branch in Chongwe District

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NAPSA opens branch in Chongwe District



Lusaka, October 20th, ZANIS–Government says it is in the process of reforming the country’s social security system in order to extend it the informal sector.



Minister of Labour Fackson Shamenda says the move is aimed at covering the informal sector which he said constitutes a large percentage of labour input in the country.



Mr. Shamenda said for this reason government is committed to adopting an inclusive approach in the provision of social security so that employees do not become destitute in old age.



ZANIS Reports that Mr. Shamenda said this in Chongwe today when he officially opened the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) Chongwe office.



Mr. Shamenda commended NAPSA for realigning itself to government’s vison of bringing service delivery closer to the people particularly in the newly created districts.



He said government will continue to provide a policy framework and support to NAPSA for it to positively contribute to the development of the nation through the provision of social security.



And NAPSA Board Chairman Teddy Mulonga said the institution will continue to increase its presence across the country in line with its strategic plan of 2013 -2017.



Earlier, NAPSA Director General Charles Mpundu said the opening of main branches across the country will undoubtedly help in reducing the cost of doing business among its clients.