GIPF unveils educational television series

Martin Endjala

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF), has unveiled “Our Family Ties”, a groundbreaking member educational series produced for Namibian television viewing through the sharing of real GIPF stories.

The launch of the series discusses GIPF benefits through day-to-day scenarios such as normal retirement, early retirement, resignation/dismissal, retrenchment, disability benefit, ill-health retirement, death benefits and funeral benefits.

“Our Family Ties offers a comprehensive and engaging educational experience for GIPF members. Our Family Ties, season 1 will premiere on the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) television commencing with episode 1 on Sunday, 24 March 2024 from 19h50 to 20h00,” revealed Penda Ithindi, Chairperson of the GIPF Board of Trustees.

Speaking at the event yesterday, was the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Officer of GIPF Martin Inkumbi, who said Namibia is blessed with an abundance of talent and the Fund is pleased to partner with the local film industry.

By so doing, Inkumbi believes that this will uplift the local artists and the film industry and share stories, a win-win recipe for all.

Episodes from Season 1 will be aired weekly on Sunday evenings on NBC TV from 24 March to 28 April 2024, and simultaneously posted on the Fund’s YouTube page. The first season comprises six episodes, each no longer than 10 minutes.

The exhilarating production features a selection of talented Namibian cast members who embody the true essence of being Namibian, illustrating the importance of telling local stories while educating GIPF members through addressing myths about the Fund and thoroughly discussing GIPF frequently asked questions.

The public and in particular GIPF members and stakeholders, are urged to watch the Our Family Ties an edutainment television series geared at addressing misconceptions about the Fund’s benefits on NBC TV.

Through the production and airing of Our Family Ties, the Fund aims to provide knowledge to its members on the various benefits therefore leading to empowered and informed members.

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