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NAPSA to open new branches

From MWILA NTAMBI in Kitwe
THE National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) will soon open two new branches and four satellite offices on the Copperbelt in a bid to take services closer to its clients.
And NAPSA has in the last two months prosecuted 160 employers in the northern region for failure to remit workers’ contributions.
Speaking in interview during the ongoing information forum in Kitwe yesterday, NAPSA northern region manager Mason Mwiinga said the pension scheme  wants to take its services to closer to its members are.
“We are opening two new branches, one at Nchanga House in Kitwe and another one in Chililabombwe but to serve the big population of miners who have just joined us, we are opening four satellite offices at Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) in Kitwe and Mufulira and Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in Chingola and Chililabombwe,” he said.
He explained that miners previously only made contributions to an in-house pension scheme but they have now started contributing to NAPSA.
Mr Mwiinga said improving service delivery  to its members is part of NAPSA’s strategy and forums such as the one underway in Kitwe are meant to promote participation from members so that they can check whether their records were up-to-date and to make necessary changes if need be.
He said NAPSA also wants its members to sign up for an online service that will enable them to access their accounts from their homes and offices.
And Mr Mwiinga said NAPSA has managed to prosecute about 160 employers in the northern region for failure to remit employees’ contributions.
He observed that the tendency by some employers not to remit workers’ contributions inconveniences employees at the time of retirement because their claims are not paid promptly.

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