NSSA sues col­lege over $120,000 debt

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Mashudu Net­sianda

THE Na­tional So­cial Se­cu­rity Author­ity (NSSA) has taken Foun­da­tion Col­lege to court for fail­ing to set­tle a debt of more than $120,000 in con­tri­bu­tions ac­crued over an un­spec­i­fied pe­riod.

NSSA this week filed sum­mons at the Bu­l­awayo High Court seek­ing an or­der com­pelling Foun­da­tion Col­lege to pay $120,670,28.

The so­cial se­cu­rity in­surer through its lawyers T Hara and Part­ners said the col­lege is a reg­is­tered em­ployer of labour obliged to pay monthly con­tri­bu­tions in terms of Statu­tory In­stru­ments 68 of 1990 and 393 of 1993.

“The de­fen­dant has a legal obli­ga­tion to pay monthly con­tri­bu­tions be­fore the 10th of ev­ery month in terms of SI 393 of 1993. As at the last date of in­spec­tion, the de­fen­dants have ac­crued ar­rears in the sum of $120 670,28,” said NSSA in its sum­mons.

NSSA said the fail­ure by Foun­da­tion Col­lege to re­mit the con­tri­bu­tions was a breach of their statu­tory obli­ga­tion.

In the pa­pers be­fore the court, the so­cial se­cu­rity in­surer is de­mand­ing that the col­lege pays the debt with a five per­cent in­ter­est per an­num and cost of suit at at­tor­ney-client scale.

Foun­da­tion Col­lege has not yet filed no­tice of ap­pear­ance to de­fend the sum­mons.

Re­cently, NSSA filed another law­suit against three Bu­l­awayo en­gi­neer­ing firms for fail­ing to set­tle more than $80,000 in con­tri­bu­tions.

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