NEW: Pensioners to get discounted groceries

01 Sep, 2021 - 13:09 0 Views
NEW: Pensioners to get discounted groceries

The Sunday Mail

Online Reporter

The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) – a State-run pensions fund – has launched a discounted grocery scheme with a local retail outlet for its pensioners aged 60 years and above.

The scheme, which is available through selected SPAR outlets across the country, will see NSSA pensioners enjoying a 10 percent discount when they shop during prescribed pensioners’ days.

NSSA general manager Mr Arthur Manase said the scheme is part of a bouquet of measures to alleviate the plight of pensioners and beneficiaries.

“During pensioner engagement meetings conducted across the country, the Minister of Public Services, Labour and Social Welfare, Professor Paul Mavima, spelt out various initiatives that NSSA would be implementing throughout the year to augment pension pay-outs, and among these was negotiating with retail outlets to give special preference to NSSA pensioners through loyalty schemes,” said Mr Manase.

“The discounts will be offered on specific pensioner days and all one has to do is to produce their NSSA card together with some positive identification such as a national ID or passport.”

NSSA is negotiating with SPAR to include franchises that are not part of the corporate stores to come on board so that pensioners across the country could benefit from the scheme.

Current participating SPAR outlets are in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare and Kwekwe.

The Authority has also said it is in the process of negotiating to extend the discount scheme to a pharmacy chain that is part of the SPAR group.

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