Saturday 27 February 2021
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GIPF Launches Eenhana Office

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) officially opened its branch in Eenhana, situated in Onawa complex on 26 February 2019.
Officials such as Mayor Cllr Amos Nangolo, Goms Menettè, the Chairman of GIPF Board of Trustees and Chief Executive Officer of GIPF David Nuyoma were present at the present. The office has been operating since 22 January 2019.
The opening of the Eenhana branch was in response to the outcry for more accessible services in the Ohangwena Region and also in line with GIPF’s overall corporate strategy.
“The Fund caters to a growing membership base, which currently stands at over 135 000 in the form of active members and annuitants. These members demand nothing less than the highest level of service delivery.
Hence you will appreciate that no region, town or village is without GIPF members. In response to the large and growing population of the Ohangwena Region, GIPF decided to increase its footprint to bring its services closer to its valued members who are gathered here today,” said Goms Menettè at the opening.
Governor of Ohangwena, Usko Nghaamwa described the opening as a monumental milestone in the community.
He added that it brings an end to the days where people of Eenhana had to travel more than 200 kilometers for service in Oshana region.
“The location of the Eenhana office extends its services to 24 193 people, ”explained Nghaamwa.
The new Eenhana office offers services such aspension enquiries, pension advice, biometric registration and verifications, benefit and income statements, as well as the submission of supporting documents services.
“In the Fund’s effort to improve service delivery and ensure the timeous payments of pensions and other benefits, members no longer have to stand in long queues to verify themselves.
Pensioners, orphans and spouses of GIPF members in this Region, can now come to the Eenhana office as well as to Nampost, to verify their existence three times a year,” clarified Menettè.
He added that the verification periods are 1 November to 28 February, 1 March to 30 June and 1 July to 31 October.
“GIPF pleads with annuitants not to miss these important dates,” added Menettè. “Additionally, GIPF seeks to fulfill the objectives of the Harambee Prosperity Plan through its Fund Manager, Preferred Management Services Pty Ltd, who initiated the Eenhana Housing Unit Development under the developer Formosa
Island Investment (Pty) Ltd. GIPF invested N$17.4 million in the housing development that will ultimately have 271 residential houses aimed at low and medium income groups. 85 houses in phase one and 97 houses in phase two have been sold to date”, contributed Menette.
Nuyoma thanked the Eenhana community for patiently waiting for GIPF to establish the Eenhana branch.
The Eenhana branch will be managed by Nixon Hamutumwa.

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