The National Social Security Trust Fund is among various national institutions that never reneged or back track to work in consonance with the President’ clarion call for innovations, commitment, patriotism and all it takes for national institutions to perform and produce what is expected of them and make more room for development in the country’s agencies, departments, local governments and other developing institutions.
It is in this light, that the National Social Security Trust Fund adopted a broad base policy fairly intended in investing it funds by adding more value and ingredients to Sierra Leone’s investment policy on infrastructure, good roads and health care system in line with government’s priority areas.
The ongoing construction of the Sewa Ground Market in the central part of Freetown is one of the huge tangible investments, the national Social Security Trust Fund has been involved in which is full progress, as work is ongoing at a faster pace with the construction of roman –like giant brick pillars, mixed with rich concrete material, also used to construct a commodious and well protected foundation and the provision of adequate shop centers, stores and toilets and other facilities having a modern outlook.
Dilating on his institution’s posture to complete the Sewa Ground market construction work and other investments, the Director General of the National Social Security Trust Fund, Joseph Sedu Mans disclosed that they are closely monitoring the entire ongoing construction exercise at the site on a daily basis to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the firm contracted to undertake the construction sewa grounds construction exercise.
He further disclosed that, nothing will deter him including the entire staff of the National Social Security Trust Fund from ensuring the completion the Sewa Ground Market, stating that when it completed, it will reduce and accommodate more traders and other business people occupying the streets of Freetown to do their businesses in a healthy, productive and a well secured environment.
The National Social Security Trust Fund, Joseph Mans said has a sound management system operated by experienced and qualified Sierra Leoneans who have and continues to perform extremely well in the furtherance of the institutions mandate and vision for the people of this country.
He noted that Sierra Leone is going through a development phase and investment is one of the socio- economic policies and programmes that can augment or propel a nation to the peak of prosperity, adding that they have also invested in other national institutions to enable those institutions play a vital and productive role in the development of the country.
According to him, all these development and innovations would not have been achieved without the commitment, dedication and undeterred efforts of management and the entire staff whom he described as charismatic and optimistic characters who are prepared and willing to extend and expand on the National Social Security Trust Fund activities across the country.
He said that his entity has invested in various national institutions in which Sierra Leoneans have gain job opportunities, as a way of complementing governmment’s effort in reducing unemployment among the youths.
The Director general of the National Social Security Trust Fund concluded that, the National Social Security Trust Fund is a well determined, focused and pragmatic entity that has carve a niche for itself in the area of achieving a spectacular productive investment ventures and procedures that have kept the institution moving from strength to strength.