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Mozambique: 374 million meticais to expand INSS

By 2024, the National Social Security Institute (INSS) expects to have invested around 374 million meticais [US$5.8 million] in infrastructure with the aim of bringing services closer to workers, pensioners and contributors.

According to the newspaper ‘Notícias’, this year, the INSS intends to proceed with the construction of provincial delegations in Maputo and Sofala, in addition to 12 district representations and 22 service stations for users throughout the country.

A public tender was launched to select the companies that will build the total of 36 infrastructures, which will also improve the working conditions of social security employees.

“In the current five-year period, investment is planned in the construction, from scratch, of 29 delegations, in an equal number of districts of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala, Manica, Tete, Nampula, Niassa and Cabo Delgado,” the INSS Infrastructure Plan to which ‘Notícias’ was granted access indicates.

In the city of Maputo, two prefabricated service stations – in the Nlhamankulu and KaMaxaqueni districts – are scheduled.

In recent years, in addition to the modernisation and computerisation of services, social security has focused on increasing territorial coverage and covering more beneficiaries, with the emphasis on self-employed workers (TCP).

The INSS is represented throughout the national territory by 11 provincial delegations and 69 district representations, which has made it possible to bring the services closer to the beneficiaries of the system (workers), pensioners and contributors (employers and the self-employed).

By September 2021, Social Security had 142,949 contributors, 1,694,225 beneficiaries, and 63,200 self-employed workers. At the same time, the INSS had 105,423 pensioners, of which 36,937 are old-age, 66,940 survivors’ pensions, and 1,546 disability pensions

The INSS is the managing entity of the mandatory Social Security system, and its objective is to guarantee the subsistence of workers in a situation of lack of or reduced ability to work, resulting from illness, maternity, disability and old age, as well as the subsistence of surviving family members, in the case of death of pensioners.

Original story on Club of Mozambique

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