Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister, Prisca Mupfumira, has revealed that the government is set to increase pensioners’ benefits once the ongoing actuarial evaluation exercise is complete. The pensioners are currently receiving $60 per month from the National Social Security Authority (NSSA).
During a question and answer session in the National Assembly yesterday, Mupfumira said:
At the moment, there is an actuarial evaluation going on that will determine the level of increment,” she said.
It should be completed by end of June and hopefully by September there would have been an increase.
What we want is to ensure that pensioners receive a living wage and I would prefer they get in the region of $150 because we have interests of people at heart.