UN OFFICIAL URGES ANGOLA TO STRENGTHEN SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM

LUANDA– Angola must strengthen its social security system, using experience from other countries, says the resident co-ordinator of the United Nations system in Angola, Paolo Balladeli.

Noting that Angola is going through a new stage of its development, he said here Tuesdat that it was important for the country to exchange experiences with other nations in order to improve its national social security system.

He said the Angolan National Social Security Institute (INSS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) were working together to identify the best avenues to build and create different categories of informal markets for social security .

Balladeli, who was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting on “The extension of coverage of social security in Angola: Proposals for the future”, cited as examples domestic workers, rural workers, fishermen and other categories currently enrolled in social security, and aim to give an economic boost to the country through their activities.

The United Nations in Angola has technically supported the creation of partnerships with other countries which have already overcome this situation and have made progress in the field of social security, such as Portugal and Cape Verde, as there are good practices there which indicate the steps that Angola has to take.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK