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Gambia, Sierra Leone social security officials discuss areas of collaboration

Sep 4, 2015, 11:05 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Officials of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) of Sierra Leone recently made a four-day official working visit to the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSFHC) of The Gambia.
The purpose of the visit, which was part of bilateral cooperation between the two sister institutions was to discuss ways and means of fostering more collaboration for the betterment of the peoples they are serving.

SSHFC’s Director of Operations Gibriel Mendy said one of the issues discussed is for NASSIT and SSHFC to work together in the area of Federal Pension Schemes (FPS) whereby Sierra Leoneans in The Gambia will be covered by the pension scheme in The Gambia.

Mr Mendy said all the other points discussed during the visit of the NASSIT officials were all geared towards mutual cooperation and understanding between the institutions in Freetown and Banjul.

The team from Freetown included Ishmael Kanu, head of Actuarial Statistics at NASSIT, Joe Hassan Kalokoh, head of research division, and Ismail B. Kande, acting director of operations.