IN BRIEF : SSFR registers 1,710 new employers

The Social Security Fund of Rwanda (SSFR) has registered a total of 1,710 new employers in the first six months of this year, which translates into 65 percentage increase compared to last year.

The Social Security Fund of Rwanda (SSFR) has registered a total of 1,710 new employers in the first six months of this year, which translates into 65 percentage increase compared to last year.

In the first semester, there were 25,397 new employees compared to 17,100 employees registered in the same period of 2008.

However, out of 10,048 active employers, only 6,342 members complied compared to the 5,180 of the 7,547 active employers registered last year in the same period.

This represents a six percent decline in compliance.
Meanwhile, by June 2009, the pension body’s payments in social benefits increased by 72 percent by compared to the same period last year.

SSFR paid Rwf3.1 billion in the first six month of this year as benefits compared to Rwf1.8 billion paid in the same period of 2008.

“A total of 31,193 pensioners were paid Rwf3.1 billion as pension and occupational risks,” the first semester report reads.

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