Socso urges self-employed women to register under Prihatin Wanita Programme

Mohammed Azman (centre) and recipients of the certificate of appreciation.

KUCHING: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) is calling on self-employed women to register under its Prihatin Wanita (SPW) Programme.

Socso chief executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said the federal government has allocated RM10 million to be utilised under the programme.

He said a total of 148 women nationwide have registered for the programme which was launched on April 1.

However, he pointed out that only nine women in Sarawak have registered under the programme as of Wednesday (Apr 14).

“I call on all women in the state who are self-employed to take the opportunity to register under the SPW programme where 70 percent of the total contributions are from the government and 30 percent are contributions from themselves.

“This is the government’s initiative to assist self-employed women. Therefore, those eligible are kindly asked to come and register,” said Mohamed Azman, adding that registration can be done at Socso offices throughout the state.

He said this when met by reporters after presenting certificates of appreciation to three pioneer contributors of the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme (SKSPS) for the year 2017, 2018 and SPW at the Socso Kuching complex, here today (Apr 14).

Meanwhile, on the Employees Insurance System in the state, Mohamed Azman said a total of 879 individuals who had lost their jobs from January to April had applied for the scheme.

Five hundred 53 applications have been processed and approved and a total of RM3.091 million has been paid to those who have lost their jobs.

He added that during the same period, a total of 11,851 people who registered for ‘My Future Job’ have managed to secure employment.

“It shows good progress because, in terms of the country’s unemployment rate, it has also improved,” he noted.