Nasfund contributions go past K500mil mark

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By CLARISSA MOI
NASFUND membership contributions went past K500 million last year, says acting chief officer, member services, Arnold Topai.
This was revealed during Nasfund’s first regional employer conference this year in Port Moresby yesterday.
Topai said this was the first time that Nasfund has reached a figure close to K1 billion, which is a good indication of how the funds are growing.
He said that was part of last year’s highlights.
Other highlights included:

  • The sccessful completion of inaugural graduate development programme to address the employment issues in the country;
  • more than 23,000 members registered for the online portal;
  • 1393 employers registered for its employer online portal; and
  • 1540 mainstream voluntary contributions registered.
    Topai said they have also introduced a back-up link, from one telecommunications service provider to Telikom 4G, for all branches and service centres.
    He said they have also improved engagements on:
  • Happy Fox, a communications monitoring system in the call centres that they used to track where the members’ emails and calls were coming from;
  • Facebook and website platform;
  • mobile online service, where members can check their balances, status and bio-data online;
  • employers’ online service;
  • Super Saturdays at its Boroko and Lae branches as well as at call centres for its customers to access services at the weekend;
  • increased human resources at all centres;
    lticketing system for branches; and
  • Last year’s inaugural employer awards where they recognised all employers for their contributions.
    Topai asked the members to communicate with their respective human resources officers and update their bio-data from time to time, as it was a challenge for Nasfund to keep track of members’ especially when they were lodging an application.

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