Study papers focusing on social security and support to martyrs’ families were presented at the Symposium of the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare.
Asmara, 13 May 2011 – Study papers focusing on social security and support to martyrs’ families were presented at the Symposium of the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare.
In a paper he presented on social security, the head of pension branch in the Ministry, Mr. Saleh Sebri, indicated that the lowest yardstick for social security involves termination of duty, age, chronic illness, fertility, disability and unemployment, among others.
He further highlighted the pension provided in accordance with the civilian administration law and the labor law as regards age, disability, illness and death, among others.
Also in a paper he presented regarding assisting families of fallen heroes, the head of martyrs’ benefit scheme in the Ministry, Mr. Andemeskel Tesfai, indicated that the Government has paid over 2.1 billion Nakfa in benefit scheme to martyrs’ families during the years 2004 to 2010. On top of the benefit scheme, various materials also extended to about 10,000 families of martyrs with no one to look after their lot. Eritrean nationals inside the country and abroad also contributed financial and material assistance amounting to 130 million Nakfa to martyrs’ families, he added.
Outlining the efforts made and the outcome borne towards supporting families of fallen heroes, Mr. Andemeskel said that future work plan includes undertaking study at the national level as regards the socio-economic status of martyrs’ families, and thereby enable them become self-supporting.