The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) has announced a resumption of its biometric verification processes at its offices after it was suspended for two years as a result of Covid-19.

At the launching of the GIPF Biometric Enrolment and Verification System yesterday in Windhoek chairperson of the Benefits and Administration Committee of the GIPF Board Mr Evans Maswahu said that the Fund currently has close to 50,000 active annuitants ranging from children annuitants, spouses, retirees and members on disability who reside both in Namibia and outside the boarders of Namibia and who receive monthly annuity payments from the GIPF, all who need to take part in the verification process that will run until 28 February 2023.

“This period is however subject to review and any change will be communicated to all stakeholders timeously,” Maswahu said.

“The verification process will only commence once the enrolment period has been concluded. Biometric enrolment will be done at all fully fledged GIPF offices nationwide.

“Kindly note that GIPF Satellite offices at Grootfontein, Opuwo and Nkurenkuru will not be enrolling during this initial phase. These offices will be served by our mobile teams and those schedules will be announced in due course.

“Be rest assured that additional equipment are being procured to cater to our members in the above mentioned towns and once received, our pensioners and annuitants will be informed via the media,” Maswahu explained.

In the photo: GIPF’s CEO Mr David Nuyoma, in the middle with blue suit, with some of the male employees and board members of GIPF who attended the Biometric launch.