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NPF urged to go electronic

16 July 2014

The National Provident Fund (NFP) has been urged to introduce electronic prints on the cards of its members.

The Honiara City Councilor for Vavaea Ridge Ward in Central Honiara, Jonathan Zama said the NPF which is Solomon Islands’ richest investor with over $600 million in its suspended account should turn to modern technology in its service delivery to its members.

He said NPF continues to use lamination on the members’ cards which is an outdated method of producing them.

Mr Zama said the banks, the airlines, telecommunication companies and the Immigration Department have all turned to electronics when issuing tickets and cards.

Mr Zama’s call was made recently before NPF its membersl interest early this month.

“The NPF should move into using the electronic devise banks now use through the mobile banking service to enable members to check their balances without having to join the long queues at the NPF’s counter service.”

By George Atkin