The Fiji National Provident Fund’s Annual Member Forum will get underway this week, starting in Suva at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Tuesday 24th January 2023.
Also this week are the forums in Nadi and Lautoka on Thursday 26th January and Friday 27th January respectively followed by Koronivia on Tuesday 31st January.
The member forums in the North will start on Friday 10th February in Savusavu, Saturday 11th February at Labasa and ends in Taveuni on 16th February.
Chief Executive Officer Viliame Vodonaivalu said the Forum is the Fund’s biggest annual event, where members, pensioners and employers are given an opportunity to raise their concerns or issues pertaining to their retirement savings or pensions.
“This is the Fund’s 10th annual member forum and it has always been a time for our key stakeholders to engage directly with the management team as well as the FNPF Board regarding the Fund’s performance and outlook for the future.”
“The member forum is a legislated event that the Fund must conduct every financial year. A key part of it is the presentation of the annual report which outlines our operations, our achievements and
“It also allows our key stakeholders to question us about activities within the financial year and as we’ve found in past years, our members, pensioners and employers certainly don’t hold back during the forum,” said Mr. Vodonaivalu.
“We welcome the scrutiny because we believe that our performance is a reflection of our decisions, which ultimately have benefited our stakeholders.”
This year will also be the first time that the Fund will hold a member forum in Taveuni.
Mr. Vodonaivalu said that this will be the first of many engagement activities the Fund has planned for the Garden Island.
A retirement expo will coincide with the Forum in Taveuni and will be held at Naqara.
The Fund will also consider Forum venues at locations apart from the seven that have been identified in the central, western and northern divisions.
This is to ensure retirement savings inclusiveness for all Fijians, with a focus on voluntary savings for those in the informal sector.
The forum dates, venues and time are as follows:
|Tuesday 24th January||Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva||5:30pm – 8pm|
|Thursday 26th January||My FNPF Centre, Nadi||5:30pm – 8pm|
|Friday 27th January||Returned Services League Hotel, Lautoka||5:30pm – 8pm|
|Tuesday 31st January||Hexagon Events Centre, Koronivia||5:30pm – 8pm|
|Friday 10th February||Yaroi Village Hall, Savusavu||10:30am – 1pm|
|Saturday 11th February||Civic Centre, Labasa||10:30am – 1pm|
|Thursday 16th February||Somosomo Village Hall, Taveuni||10:30am – 1pm|
Members, pensioners and employers interested in attending the Forums are encouraged to mark the dates and to email email@example.com for more information.