The National Social Security & Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) has embarked on a nationwide vetting and validation exercise for government retirees across the country.
Speaking to reporters recently in Gbarnga, Bong County, NASSCORP Beneficiaries Coordinator Kolu Lloyd Dono says the exercise is vetting all those that have been pensioned by government.
According to Dono, the month – long nationwide vetting and validation exercise is taken in six counties, and will last up to September 24, 2018.
According to her, counties that will be covered are Bong, Grand Bassa, Maryland, Margibi Montserrado and Nimba.
She says it will further be extended to the rest of the counties until every Government of Liberia pensioner is vetted and his or her name is entered into NASSCORP’s database.
It can be recalled that in February 2017, the Empowering Degree No.14 that governed the organization of NASSCORP over the years was repealed and replaced by an Act creating a new Charter 89 of the Executive Law establishing NASSCORP.
The Act transfers the administration of the Civil Service Pension Program to NASSCORP upon coming into force.
Madam Dono says pensioners will turn out in their numbers at those vetting sites to verify their names, stating that beneficiaries that are unable to go at the sites should have representatives to act on their behalf.
According to her, after the vetting process of pensioners, NASSCORP will manage the payroll, noting that the documents that they are presenting to retired personnel will last for one year.
Madam Dono indicates that during the exercise, government pensioners and survivors will be required to submit the original photocopies of their letters of retirement, pension certificates, pension payroll ID cards, death certificates and passport -size photos respectively.
Meanwhile, Madam Dono is calling on all government pensioners and survivors of deceased pensioners to cooperate by showing up at the various vetting sites at its region five in Gbarnga to be vetted.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley