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MINISTER OF LABOUR and Social Security Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo wants self-employed people to start contributing to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) before “hard times meet them”.
After an official tour of the NIS’ Culloden Road, St Michael office yesterday, she told the media that many people classified as self-employed and working in the informal sector did not contribute to the NIS, even though the benefits outweighed the cost to individuals and businesses.
She referred to vendors, hawkers, lawyers and accountants and other self-employed individuals.
“ . . . As they get older or when they get ill and hard times meet them, then they remember that there is National Insurance and then they want to see what is there for them,” she said. (AH)
Full story in today’s DAILY NATION.