Thursday, May 24, 2007

Elderly to collect pension from Post Office

By Tando Mfengwana
24 May 2007

Pensioners' will soon be able to collect their social grants from post offices across the country.

This will be done in terms of an agreement between the communications and social development departments.

Minister of Social development, Zola Skweyiya told the SABC that the aim of the project is to reach out to people in remote rural areas with no banking facilities.

Skweyiya says that pensioners will no longer have to pay bank charges to draw their grants and portable post offices will also be set up.

In an effort to streamline the process of collecting grants, technology will be improved and extended to post offices around the country.


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