FNPF overwhelmed with Sigatoka expo response

Members take advantage of the Fiji National Provident Fund Retirement Expo in Sigatoka. Picture: SUPPLIED.

MORE than 1300 members attended the Fiji National Provident Fund Retirement Expo that ended in Sigatoka today.

FNPF general manager Member Services Alipate Waqairawai said the Fund was overwhelmed with the response.

The three-day event allowed members of the public to seek advice on retirement planning, update FNPF information, attend to enquiries as to how they could boost their FNPF savings and consultation regarding the Village Housing grant assistance.

“The main objective of our expo is to create awareness on savings and continue the conversation that retirement planning is critical. Growing old is inevitable, therefore, early saving is important in order to have a meaningful retirement,” Mr Waqairawai said.

He said they also received feedback on social media and emails from people enquiring about pension calculation and options available to them.

“The expo has a holistic approach where our members can access all our services and receive the consultation they need, with no time restriction.

“We are encouraging savings, whether it be through additional contributions for those that are in employment, or voluntary for the self-employed or even children as young as six years old. It’s never too late to start saving,” he added.

The FNPF retirement expo team will next head to Taveuni in June with plans to conduct more expos in other parts of the country later in the year.

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