NASSCORP Wins Issa Africa Good Practice Award
The National Social Security & Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) has received an International Social Security Association (ISSA) Certificate of Merit for Good Practice in Africa for the Year 2014.
NASSCORP was among 29 member institutions from 22 African countries that submitted 58 entries for the ISSA Good Practice Award Competition.
The Corporation’s entry entitled, “Integrating Technology to Improve Operational Processes,” was selected by the Independent International Jury of ISSA as the winner of this year’s Good Practice Certificate of Merit in the areas of Contribution Collection and Compliance, Information and Communication Technology, and Service Quality.
The Award Ceremony took place on December 3, 2014 in Casablanca, Morocco, during the welcome dinner held on the Occasion of the Regional Social Security Forum from December 3 – 5, 2014.
Presenting the award to NASSCORP, ISSA President Errol Frank Stoove congratulated the Corporation for the achievement, and hoped that the award would inspire the Corporation for better services to its insured population.
NASSCORP Deputy Director-General Nya D. Twayen, Jr. received the award on behalf of Director-General Dewitt vonBallmoos.
The ceremony brought together 300 delegates from 41 member states.
NASSCORP has in recent years instituted several reform measures, including automation of its accounting, registration, contribution records, claim processing and benefit payment processes, which have facilitated its operations and ensured prompt service delivery.
A member of ISSA, NASSCORP has been active in the activities of the association, hosting two regional ISSA conferences in 1987 and 2012. NASSCORP was in November 2013 elected to the ISSA Bureau, the decision-making body of ISSA, as a member for three years during the World Social Security Forum and the 31st General Assembly held in Doha, Qatar. The Director-General of NASSCORP, Mr. Dewitt vonBallmoos, was appointed on the Nominating Committee to elect officials of the association.
Founded in 1927, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) is the world’s leading international institution bringing together social security agencies and organizations. The ISSA promotes technical cooperation and information exchange among member institutions.