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    IPEC to hold awareness campaign in Masvingo


    RUVARASHE CHICHERA

    MASVINGO-The Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) and the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) will hold this year's Pensions Awareness Day Roadshow in Masvingo this Saturday.
    The roadshow will be held at Mamutse Grounds in Mucheke and also present will be insurance companies and pension administrators.
    The Pensions Awareness Day is observed on 15 September annually, the world over.
    The Day was set aside to sensitize the public about the importance of saving for retirement.
    IPEC Public Relations Manager, Lloyd Gumbo told Masvingo Mirror that the roadshow would start at 10am and end at 4pm.
    He said this year's Pensions Awareness Day theme was "Save for the future" adding that they deliberately chose to hold the roadshow on Saturday instead of Sunday in order to reach more people.
    "Our intention is to reach everyone and educate them about insurance and pension matters," he said.
    "From the enquiries and complaints we have been receiving from policyholders and pension scheme members, we noted that there is generally low insurance and pensions awareness, hence these roadshows throughout country.
    "We are using these roadshows to educate the public about their insurance and pension rights and responsibilities. We believe consumer awareness is critical in protecting the interests of policyholders and pension scheme members. When consumers know their rights, they are able to defend them.
    "Therefore, we are inviting people in and around Masvingo to come to Mamutse grounds to learn more  about their insurance and pension rights and responsibilities."
    Gumbo added that policyholders and pension scheme members who have complaints against IPEC-regulated entities would also be able to file their complaints.
    "We are holding the roadshow in partnership with NSSA but there will also be insurance companies and pension funds to respond to any enquiries or quiries that policyholders and pension scheme members may have, he said.
    The Insurance and Pensions Commission is the regulator for the insurance and pensions industry in Zimbabwe.
    However, the Commission only regulates insurance companies and private occupational pension schemes and individual pension plans. It does not regulate NSSA and Civil Service Pension Schemes.#Masvingo Mirror#
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