The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has today April 18, 2016 officially opened the 4th Career expo with a call to university students to have a culture of saving if they are to live a better future.
Speaking at the expo that took place in the univeristy main hall, Barbara Aimi the head of marketing and communications at NSSF, said: "Students are at an advantage with NSSF cards as the employers are helped to ensure the employees savings status."
She also said that studnets will benefit a lot from NSSF if they become members. The benefits, she said, include; old age beneifts, which is money paid when the momber turns 50 years, whether they are still working or not, with draw benefits that come after switching employement categories among others.
The Vodafone Uganda Human Resource Manager, Christine Sekyana said: “Vodafone is part of the NSSF Career Expo because it is a perfect platform to share stories and lessons and is passionate about empowering people to be confidently connected in many ways.
Arimi also added that the fund currently has approximately 750,000 active members who make periodic contributions with an asset base of over Shs. 6.25 trillion, making it the largest pension fund in East Africa.
As an indigenous government owned bank, Post Bank officilas also said that they were pleased to be part of the NSSF Career Expo as it gives them the opportunity to interact with the future of the country.
The expo will be held in five universities; Makerere, Ndejje, MUBS, UCU, and Nkumba with an intention to build capacity of the students but also register potential new NSSF members among the finalists.
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