Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met, on Sunday, with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, to follow up on the development process of the National Authority for Social Insurance.
The meeting also included Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait, Minister of Public Enterprise Sector Hisham Tawfiq, Minister of Social Solidarity Nevin El-Kabbaj, President’s Advisor for Financial Affairs, Mohamed Amin, and Chairperson of the National Authority for Social Insurance Gamal Awad.
The President was briefed on the efforts to develop a system for pensions of members of the artistic unions, which include all creative and artistic groups, and adjusting their insurance position, whether social or health.
Al-Sisi also listened to proposals to reform the legislative framework to improve social security for members of these unions, as well as efforts to provide funding sources for the new system, as well as benefit from similar international experiences.
He directed that those unions be included in insurance protection and social care programmes against various risks such as senescence, disability, etc., which may hinder them from performing their work, especially with regard to workers in the technical sector who do not have regular jobs and do not have alternative sources of income.
This comes with the aim of providing decent livelihoods for this segment, thus helping to strengthen and protect Egypt’s soft power, which has long represented a distinct legacy for Egypt in the region and the world as a beacon of art and creativity.
The President directed the government to continue efforts to develop the National Authority for Social Insurance because of its vital role in providing social insurance services to the insured and pensioners.
He stressed the need for upgrading of human resources for the authority’s employees, as well as the completion of the legislative framework, the development of the authority’s headquarters, in addition to facilitating procedures for the insured, modernizing information systems, digital transformation and automatic linking with all relevant government agencies.