More self-employed persons are paying social security now
While the Dominica Social Security welcomes the news that more self-employed persons are making social security contributions, the institution is appealing to employers who are still not paying their contributions to do so now.
On February 1st, 2011 the Dominica Social Security began a week of activities in commemoration of their 35th anniversary, held under the theme: ‘celebrating 35 years of being an anchor of Dominica’s social protection system’.
Director of the DSS, Mrs Janice Jean-Jacques Thomas says, over the years, social security has proven to be a financial anchor for a vast majority of Dominicans.
On February 2nd, the DSS hosted an open day at its head office in Roseau, giving the general public the opportunity to receive general information on the programme.
Mrs Thomas says from since its inception, DSS has consistently provided financial relief to contributors for sickness, maternity, employment injury, invalidity, old age and death.
Apart from various stakeholders meetings that will be held throughout the week, another major highlight will be a health fair, carded for Friday, February 4th, 2011, at the new Salybia Health Facility, in the Carib Territory.
The Dominica Social Security is hoping that this week’s awareness programmes will allow Dominicans to better appreciate the need for us to play our part in ensuring the sustainability of the programme, for the benefit of successive generations of Dominicans.