Working mothers in Rwanda are about to become an even happier lot beside their new bundle of joy just recently arrived into the world.
Previously, working women who have given birth and were on maternal leave had to make do without close to 80% of their monthly salary. Their maternal leave lasted for just six weeks, after which, they are supposed to go back to work or face being relieved of their duty permanently.
In just six weeks, the baby is far from being satisfactorily weaned. To make matters even worse, the mother has not fully recovered from the labor process. It would actually feel like they are being forced to go back to work.
However, that could be a thing of the past if the plans by the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) works as planned. RSSB is a scheme set up by the Government of Rwanda to empower women in Rwanda in as far as full physical recovery and best care of newborn babies is concerned.
RSSB has set up a plan that will see mothers get the entire 100% of their monthly pay during their 12 …read more