The National Social Security Authority has reaffirmed its commitment to building permanent houses for its members who get injured at their workplaces.
In an interview, NSSA spokesperson for Mashonaland West Mr Melusi Moyo said the project is being run under the organisation’s initiative termed PROJECT DZIMBA.
“We are constructing two roomed units, a hut kitchen and a toilet for all those workers who were and are injured at their respective workplaces resulting in them being bed-ridden or wheel chair bound,” he said.
In the province, NSSA had so far assisted three families in Kadoma while the other five families who benefited are from Guruve, Mashonaland Central.
“Apparently, we are identifying some of our clients who are in need of the service in Hurungwe to make sure everyone is comfortably accommodated regardless of any disadvantage,” he said.
Mr Moyo said potential beneficiaries should have their stands in their names for security reasons.
“The said benefiter should produce an offer letter or a letter from the headman,’’ he said.
Mr Moyo said besides building houses, NSSA also offered free physiotherapy services at its rehabilitation centre in Bulawayo.
“The employer pays a premium every month to NSSA to cater for all the expenses when one is injured at the workplace .So we pay for any form of rehabilitation that one need,” he said.
Mr Moyo said his organization invested in the rehabilitation services following an increase in non-communicable diseases which has led to strokes and amputations to many people across the country.
Last year in May NSSA opened the rehabilitation center to the public after operating for over 40 years as a facility for only contributors to the Workers Compensation Insurance Fund.