Ministry of Safety in pursuit of unclaimed GIPF pensioners
The Namibian Police Force Human Resource Directorate at the Ministry of Safety and Security has embarked on a countrywide tour of all Police Regional Offices which started on 09 January to 24 February in pursuit of beneficiaries and ex-members who did not claim their GIPF pension benefits.
The tour started on Monday this week and is expected to end in the Omaheke region on 24 February.
The name list will be displayed at Police Stations, Regional Councillors offices and local churches in the various towns.
The tour started in Caprivi Region, Kavango Region and Oshikoto Region on 09 to 15 January. Otjozondjupa Region from 16 to 21 January, Karas Region from 23 to 28 January, Omusati Region from 23 January to 06 February, Oshana Region from 23 January to 08 February.
Ohangwena Region from 23 January to 09 February, Hardap Region from 30 January to 04 February, Khomas Region from 30 January to 08 February, Erongo Region from 06 to 11 February, Kunene Region from 13 to 19 February and Omaheka Region from 20 to 24 February.
Speaking to The Economist, deputy commissioner Abed Kashihakumwa said that there are a number of issues that prevent those people from claiming their pension benefits such as transportation, distance and lack of information as to how to claim from GIPf.