Good Standing Certificate With SSC Right for Business

The Social Security Commission’s (SSC) Windhoek branch manager, Ben Haingura, has aised that a Good Standing Certificate from the SSC is aantageous to companies in Namibia, particularly when tendering for jobs with government institutions.

“It is important in a way that it promotes compliance between government institutions such as the ministries of trade finance and labour. Only legally registered and compliant companies are allowed to tender. At the same time the cases of non-compliance with employees’ registrations and contributions as well as account payments are addressed and often rectified so that both employers and employees are covered,” stated Haingura.

The SSC manager said the commission placed great value on adherence of all levels before issuing a Good Standing Certificate.

Haingura aised all requirements must be in place before a company qualifies for the certificate.

These include the registration of all employees, even after a company has secured a tender where they might have to employ more people for the job.

“Furthermore companies must also be 100 percent up to date with all payments and they must ensure that employees are covered in all aspects related to the companies such as workmen’s compensation as well, e.g. in the the construction industry,” he added.

Haingura encouraged business people to formally register their companies.

“Not only is this beneficial to the company and its employees. Companies are also empowered as they are given a fighting chance to tender, thereby benefitting from the country’s projects and job opportunities.

This obviously leads to the growth of the company and employment opportunities for Namibians. Adhere to the stipulated laws and update your records and payments with the SSC and not do so only when tendering. Please also remember to apply at least two days in aance for the Good Standing Certificate to avoid disappointment,” aised Haingura.

Source : New Era