GIPF launches biometric enrolment and verification system

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) recently announced its new biometric enrolment and verification system. It had suspended the enrolment and verification process due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund has close to 50 000 active annuitants ranging from children, spouses, retirees and members on disability who reside both in Namibia and outside the boarders of the country and who receive monthly annuity payments from the GIPF.
The new biometric enrollment system officially went live on Monday, 1 August, and will run until 28 February 2023. Chairperson of the benefits and administration committee on the GIPF board Evans Maswahu said this period is subject to review and any change will be communicated to all stakeholders.
“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,” he said. Maswahu assured that additional equipment is being procured to cater to members in the above-mentioned towns and once received, pensioners and annuitants will be informed via the media.