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UCC Scoops NSSF Employer of the Year Award

Uganda communications commission (UCC) was among the many companies that were awarded for being the most compliant employer as far as remitting NSSF employee contribution.

UCC scooped the best employer award for Bugolobi branch where their offices are located.

This was during the NSSF annual members meeting that took place at Serena hotel today Thursday.

The other companies that were awarded include Centenary rural development bank, which scooped the overall best employer award; bank of Africa for gold; Umeme limited, silver; while Symbion Uganda limited won a bronze.

For different branches in different districts, the Mukono branch winner is Vision for Africa; Kabale, St. Francis Mutobole; Soroti, Kings Kids Nursery School; Mbarara, Elizabath Glaser Kampala enterprise supply and community development and many others.

While giving out the awards, the Executive Director NSSF, Richard Byarugaba, said that the awarded employers has proved to be compliant over the years by paying the employees share in the right time and amount, did not have any outstanding earlier and were compliant with all the rules and regulations of the funds.

He asked all the employers to be mindful as the fund works towards achieving total compliance from private and public employers.

“Government companies continue to be the list compliant with a 20% compliance level. We are working towards a 100% compliant level and we know this is achievable. Generally our compliance level his year improved from 77% to 80% and the number of employers and members registered grow by 14% and 9% respectively. We want to appreciate those companies who have been complaint and also encouraged these who are not yet on board to come up,” he said.

The ED also asked employees to use the whistle blowers application that NSSF has put in place to report employers who are cutting their money but not giving it to NSSF.

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