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Nasfund & Digicel's CellMoni Partner To Offer Easy Contribution Solution for Nasfund Members

The National Superannuation Fund (Nasfund), and Digicel PNG today signed an agreement that now allows Nasfund members to make payments to member superannuation accounts, using the CellMoni platform.

This agreement has come about in response to Nasfund’s desire to make the superannuation contribution process much easier and efficient for its membership.

Given that Digicel’s CellMoni service is being used for various bill payments providers, it was a natural avenue for expansion by Nasfund to improve member contribution safely and conveniently.

Nasfund Partners With Cancer Foundation

This MoU enables the Fund to be the official distribution point for the PNGCF Awareness Information Education Communication (IEC) print materials. Nasfund’s extensive branch network throughout PNG will support the foundation’s public health and education outreach programs.

The Fund’s collaboration with PNGCF is important, especially during these times where continuous engagement has become difficult due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the “Niupela Pasin” measures.

Cocoa Cooperative joins Nasfund

Through Nasund’s Eda Supa product, members of Poro Cocoa Cooperative Society of Astrolabe Bay Local Level Government (LLG) formally joined the Fund, with the first group of farmers receiving their membership cards.

The registration of these farmers was made possible through the Fund’s partnership with Madang Cocoa Company Limited (MCCL) and Madang Cocoa Cooperative Association (MCCA).

Listen To Us

The farm and factory workers of Mainland Holdings Ltd wish the same courtesy could be extended to them. All they want is for management to listen to their fears regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and look for a way forward.

Ellis Philip works at the wrapping unit of the Six-Mile Tablebirds processing plant.

She has been with the company for 11 years.

Most of the women she works with are either widowed, divorced or separated. They commonly refer to themselves as “trangu mama”.

Nasfund Begins GDP Awareness

Nasfund held its first GDP awareness session on August 6, at the University of Papua New Guinea and final-year students attended it from all UPNG Faculties.

The session entailed what opportunities were on offer through the GDP as well as its selection criteria.

Chief Officer Human Capital, Vincent Lialu said the decision to begin the GDP 2022 awareness was to ensure that eligible final-year students are being provided an insight into PNGs leading superannuation provider.

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SMEs To Contribute through Eda Supa

Nasfund provides an overview of Eda Supa during its monthly appearance on Nasfund FM100 Talkback, on ensuring that current and potential members are aware and informed of the requirements and benefits of saving with Nasfund.

Present was the Fund’s Manager Business Development, Melanie Lavaki, Team Leader New Business, Hamilton Riman and Team Leader Client Relations, Raela Wari.

According to Ms Lavaki, the updates given in the monthly sessions are essential given the rise in numbers of SMEs all across the country.

Nasfund Opens Maprik Service Centre

Nasfund Chairman, Charles Vee was present last week to open the Maprik Service Centre.

According to Mr Vee, the service centre is a welcome addition to the Nasfund branch network and complements the Fund’s existing branch in Wewak.

It now allows more people in and around Maprik to have access to superannuation and savings and loan services.

Nasfund CEO Joins Board

Tarutia will be representing PNG and the Pacific on the Board of Save the Children while Williame-Igara is PNG’s new Country Director.

Tarutia is an experienced superannuation professional and corporate executive with over 33 years of experience with PNG’s leading superannuation provider, Nasfund.

Nasfund YPOMCCI partner

Through the Fund’s ‘Know Your Super’ program, YPOMCCI members were provided an overview of Nasfund, and given an insight into the Fund’s products and services, with a Question & Answer session for participants. 

According to Nasfund Chief Officer Member Services Anne Wilson, this partnership with YPOMCCI was the first for this year.

Wilson said, “Since the start of this year, the Fund has been conducting the Know Your Super sessions for individual companies.

“YPOMCCI is the first NGO to be a beneficiary of this exercise.

Staff applaud partnership

Nasfund internet booths were recently launched at the main market premises, underlining DuluxGroup’s efforts in promoting a savings culture.

DuluxGroup staff at its Lae and Port Moresby sites can now access Nasfund’s member online portal within the comfort of their offices.

DuluxGroup QC technician, Donnelyn Mariye, commended the company’s savings culture initiatives, saying accessibility encourages members to plan their future and work towards it.