St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew greeted St Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board on its 45 anniversary and addressed the nation to outline the institution’s significant contribution. The celebration will be held under the theme Transform Reform Thrive: Social Security 45 at Zion Moravian Church on Sunday, February 5th, 2023.
Prime Minister Drew also invited the management and staff of the security board to attend the church service and appreciate them for their remarkable contribution.
PM Terrance Drew said that the Social Security organization has always worked for the upliftment of St Kitts and Nevis through its various programs. The organization has fulfilled all its functions such as donations to health and national security, education, capital investment in local development projects, and support to youth programs and NGOs.
He also extended gratitude to founding fathers Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw and E. St John Payne. They both worked for the upliftment of the organization on the principles of equity, solidarity, and universality.
Prime Minister Terrance Drew asserted that the government has always been grateful for all the contributions made by former administrators, management, and staff. While extending gratitude, PM Drew added that their commitment and dedication provided the best possible benefits to the board.
With their commitment, now the Social Security Board is efficient in providing twenty-six benefits. PM Terrance Drew called the board the premiere pillar of society as it is helpful to provide payments to the insured in various situations such as sickness, maternity, employment injury, disability and old age, amongst others.
He added that today people have security and a plan b on which they can rely in uncertain situations. He outlined that this year, the board observed the maturing fund, which stands with a reserve of over $1.7 billion. The government of St Kitts and Nevis has worked for the upliftment of the security board.